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Garlic & thyme nut brittle

Not just for savoury recipes, garlic adds subtle flavour to this sweet treat, too.

Not just for savoury recipes, garlic adds subtle flavour to this sweet treat, too.

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Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour

Cooking Time

Serves: 20

Cooking Time

Price: 20p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 33g serving contains

Energy
623kj
149kcal
7%
Fat
7.3g
Med
10%
Saturates
2.3g
Med
12%
Sugars
17.2g
High
19%
Salt
0.07g
Low
1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1889kJ/452kcal

Ingredients

60g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

185g golden caster sugar

200g golden syrup

1 clove garlic, finely sliced

1 tbsp chopped thyme leaves

200g mixed nuts (we used peanuts, pistachios and almonds)

Method

1
Lightly grease a baking tray. Put the butter, sugar and 1 tbsp water in a pan over a gentle heat. Stir until the butter melts. Add the syrup and keep stirring until the sugar melts.
2
Bring the mixture back to a gentle boil, and cook for roughly 5 minutes, stirring continuously, until lightly golden. Test by dropping a tiny piece into a bowl of icy water - if it hardens instantly, it's ready.
3
Stir in the garlic and thyme. Add the nuts and stir until coated.
4
Carefully pour the hot mixture onto the baking tray and leave to harden for at least 30 minutes.
5
When cold, smash into pieces with a rolling pin.