Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St Patricks day!
Well, I had to blog about something green... so my choice fell on these yummy little goodies, actually something I made at christmas time but they'd certainly be good all year round. I use regular salted snack-type pistachios, and the only time consuming part was shelling them. The candy itself is super simple to make.
Some other green food I highly recommend:
Green Pea Tagliatelle
Chèvre Pea Crostini
250 g sugar
40 ml corn syrup (or white baking syrup)
60 g water
55 g unsalted butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp flaky sea salt
170 g salted pistachios
Mix sugar, syrup, water and butter in a saucepan, and boil on medium heat without stirring. It should turn golden brown. (Count on at least 10-15 minutes, but it will vary depending on temperature and the pan you're using.)
When it is golden, remove it from heat and carefully stir in the baking soda and the salt. It will bubble and fizz a lot. Stir in the pistachios, and immediately turn it out onto a teflon or silicone baking sheet (a silpat mat would be perfect). Press on it with the back of a wooden spoon to make it as even as possible before it sets.
Leave to cool completely, then break into pieces and store in air-tight containers.
Recipe in Swedish: