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Rosemary Cashew Brittle

Brittle

There are a few sweets that I crave…some are seasonal and this brittle happens to be one of them.  It’s sweet, complex, crunchy and herbal.

Rosemary cashew brittle is one of my favorite things to make during the holidays and give away in small boxes tied with ribbon…however, candy making is fickle.  Many attempts later…I’ve learned to not bother trying when the humidity is high…and if the humidity is high in Southern California…then generally, it is pouring rain outside…and generally, when it is pouring rain outside, it is December or January…so making brittle in December of January is hit or miss.

This years batch wasn’t made until just after New Year’s…when we finally caught a few solid days of sun and dry weather.  If you are going to make candy…do it when it is dry out…or you’ll end up with a sticky mess.

I’m not sure I can part with the recipe yet…it’s one of the few secrets I keep.  But enjoy the photos for now…and let me know next holiday season if you want to try it…I’ll send some your way.

Cashews and Rosemary as far as the eye can see.  Til’ next year…

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. What an awesome combo! I would love to make this. It’s such a welcome change from standard peanut brittle.

    January 24, 2011
    • Thanks for reading! How’d you find me? I just took a look at A Busy Nest and you’ve got quite a busy blog…looks great. I’ll have to keep exploring your recipes!

      January 24, 2011
  2. Heather #

    Gah! This looks so good! And I have rosemary to use up from roasted chicken… :)

    January 24, 2011
  3. Mmmmm – this looks delicious!

    January 25, 2011
  4. Such a tease! :) The photos are amazing though. Thanks for the tip on humidity vs. candy!

    January 25, 2011
  5. Julie #

    PLEASE share recipe, pleeeaaasssseee!!!?!?!?!?!?

    July 3, 2011
  6. Han #

    here’s a couple of links to recipes similar to this one… http://www.marthastewart.com/350018/pine-nut-and-rosemary-brittle – pine nuts but can be replaced with cashews. Or http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/recipes/cashew-brittle-ru308342.html or again http://www.ifood.tv/network/maple_cashew_brittle/recipes

    Enjoy!

    July 11, 2012

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