Divinity and Peanut Brittle

We’ve been studying sugar for the past several weeks, which has been particularly awesome for me since I’m a lollipop maker. I’ve learned a great deal more about how to deal with molten sugar. I’m sure I’ll have more to report about that after this weekend, whenever we cover a few more key desserts. In the meantime, here are a few pictures.

This is called Divinity. It’s apparently southern. I am not a fan of pistachios, which is what this recipe called for, so I used chopped walnuts and candied ginger instead. It’s delightful, believe it or not. :] I’m excited to do variations of this for the holidays. I picture some pretty great color combinations.

And of course, a favorite of mine: peanut brittle!

Man, this is good stuff! My teeth don’t usually agree, but it sure is tasty. And other than being a pain in the ass to spread out before it hardens, it’s super easy to make.

I’ll ask on Friday if it’s OK to publish recipes. I want to share them. I can’t imagine it’ll be a problem, but I should check. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures! And if you’re in the neighborhood, swing on by. I have far too much candy!