Wednesday, December 11, 2013

4th Day of Christmas Joy.......

The Cabinet....
This cabinet was designed to go
on a wall above the toilet
keep a nice stock of toilet paper.....
but we moved
it got a better spot - the entryway.
it took 3 men to make
the thing.
Chicken wire had to fly
down here from Seattle
a special tool was purchased by a
friend to make putting doors
together easier
an old neighbor
to fix the wire on the door
so it would shut....

But here it is all decorated
with some very special treasures...
One thing about having 10' walls you
certainly can put a lot of very
nice things on them....
Peanut Brittle
I have been making Peanut Brittle for years,
this recipe is just like the one I use
except I don't heat my trays in the oven,
and I try to make it when there is plenty of company
so I don't have to worry about storing it....
1.5 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp water, 1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup light corn syrup
3 TBSP butter and 1 pound of shelled unroasted peanuts
        Heat oven to 200ºF. Butter 2 cookie sheets, 15 1/2x12 inches, and keep warm in oven. Mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; reserve.      Mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240ºF on candy thermometer or until small amount of syrup dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water.    Stir in butter and peanuts. Cook, stirring constantly, to 300ºF or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.) Immediately remove from heat. Quickly stir in baking soda mixture until light and foamy.          
      Pour half the candy mixture onto each cookie sheet; quickly spread about 1/4 inch thick. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store in covered container.
                                                                  Elizabeth Ann


Lori said...

What a great shelf! Love the Santa and his sleigh on top of it.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your posts regarding Christmas are wonderful, Liz.

Thank you for all the delightful recipes, yum!

Your new home l0oks so cozy with all your treasures' old and new in there new spots.

Hugs, Carolyn

Carol said...

Oh, that is a cute cabinet--perfect for displaying your little treasures. Peanut brittle--oh!! I made it once in the microwave and it was wonderful... I should try to dig up that recipe again, but if I can't find it, I'll try yours :)