Do you plan on serving luscious desserts over the holidays? If so, you may want to consider garnishing them with honey brittle. Honey brittle is a sweet, easy and inexpensive treat that may be used to garnish ice creams, sorbets, pies, brulees and more. As a former party planner, I have used honey brittle to garnish desserts on many occasions. They look amazing and taste good too. You can also make the garnishes in advance and store them in an airtight container until they needed. Here’s how:
In order to make honey brittle garnishes, you will need 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 cup of granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 1 ½ teaspoons of salt. You’ll also need ¼ cup of water, parchment paper, a sauté pan and a large baking sheet.
Prepare the Work Area
Start by taking out your baking sheet and sauté pan. Line the baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper and set it aside. You won’t need it until the end of the honey brittle making process. Then turn your attention towards the sauté pan.
Create the Honey Mixture
Place the sauté pan onto your stove top and set the heat to medium. Add the honey, water, butter and sugar to the pan. Let the ingredients come to a boil and turn a golden brown. Next, add the baking soda and salt to the sauté pan. Stir the ingredients until they are well combined.
Continue by removing the sauté pan from the stove top. Then pour the hot honey brittle mixture onto the baking sheet. Use a wooden spoon or similar item to spread the hot honey brittle mixture evenly across the baking sheet. Allow the honey brittle to cool and harden. Once that is done, break the honey brittle into pieces. Of course you could also opt to try and make decorative shapes by pouring the hot honey brittle into metal cookie cutters. However, I’d suggest that you just break it into pieces. In my experience, it tends to work out better that way.
Suggested Uses for Honey Brittle
Now that you have your honey brittle on hand, you may be wondering what to pair it with. I have found that it pairs well with honey coconut flan, honey cake, mel y mato, honey cheesecake and chocolate honey brulees. You can also place the honey brittle with candied nuts inside a decorative container and hand it out as a holiday hostess gift as well.
Source: Personal Experience
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