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Offline mnstorm99

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My favorite candied nuts
« on: March 28, 2010, 04:43:36 AM »
3 cups nuts (pecans are my favorite, but any work)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup homebrew (hoppier styles are best, so far)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cayenne
Salt to taste

Put pecans baking pan; Roast in 300° oven 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool.

Combine sugar, cayenne, brew in a saucepan; cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil to 236° of a candy thermometer, or to soft ball stage. Remove from heat; blend in vanilla. Add pecans and stir until mixture is creamy. Turn out onto waxed paper, salt and use a fork to separate pecans.

*To Test for Soft Ball Stage
A small amount of syrup dropped into chilled water forms a ball, but is soft enough to flatten when picked up with fingers (234° to 240°).



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Peach/Raspberry Ale 4.5%/18IBU (6/6/10)
Golden Promise IPA (Keg #2) - 5.8%/73IBU (7/3/10)
Jason's Ball & Chain - 6.4%/63IBU (7/17/10)
All His Merry Men - 4.9%/23IBU (8/1/10)
Citra Amber Ale - 4.8%/23IBU (8/1/10)

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Re: My favorite candied nuts
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 10:40:37 AM »
Like the recipe! Never thought to use home brew...
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