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…