Do you love indulging in a delicious piece of sticky, chewy brittle? You’re not alone! But if you only associate this delicious sweet treat with the holidays, then you are in for a big surprise today. I always love sharing recipes with you and Bosch that put a modern, healthier spin on classic recipes, like my Cauliflower Brownies and Ice Cream, Baked Sweet Potato Croquettes, and Simple Citrus Sherbet and here’s a new sweet treat to check out: Black Sesame Brittle.
While peanut brittle has been a staple for years, humor me and consider using black sesame seeds instead of peanuts. The deep nutty flavor of these ebony-hued seeds packs a big punch of flavor to this classic candy. Good on its own, or sprinkled on ice cream, this Black Sesame Brittle is subtly sweet and oh-so-good.
For anyone that has made brittle at home before, you know that precisely controlling the temperature of your brittle mixture is critical. Too high of heat and you might find yourself with a burnt mess, so using a cooktop that provides even, consistent heat is necessary. I always find myself turning to a Bosch Induction Cooktop for a cooking adventure of this nature. The AutoChef® feature offers nine preset cooking programs and four temperature settings, helping you achieve the most precise cooking temperature for this recipe. I often finish preparing this Black Sesame Brittle by placing the cookie sheet directly into my Bosch refrigerator— not only is it super cool, but I just love the capacity and beautiful lighting of this product.
The best part of this recipe? Four ingredients are the only thing that stand in between you and this delicious treat. The full recipe for my Black Sesame Brittle, as well as a video with step-by-step instructions, are below. Happy cooking!
Toasted Black Sesame Brittle
Makes: 4 Servings
1 cup black sesame seeds
2 vanilla beans
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup unbleached cane sugar
- Line a baking tray with a heat-proof silicone mat, and set aside.
- Add the black sesame seeds to a medium pan and toast over medium heat on your Bosch Induction Cooktop.
- Stirring frequently, remove from pan and allow to cool slightly.
- Split the vanilla beans in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds using a table knife.
- Add vanilla seeds and pinch of sea salt to toasted sesame seeds, stirring to evenly distribute the vanilla and salt.
- Place the sugar into a small saucepan, along with a sugar thermometer. Heat the sugar, stirring constantly over medium heat until the sugar becomes liquid in consistency and reaches a temperature of 295-300 degrees.
- Swiftly add in sesame mixture, stirring vigorously to distribute. Quickly pour sesame-sugar mixture onto silicone mat using a spatula to spread the forming brittle to a 1/8-inch thickness.
- Carefully score brittle into desired shapes, taking care not to cut through the silicone mat. Place in Bosch Refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes. When firm, crack the brittle along scored lines.
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