Butter Crunch

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
1 (10 by 15) sheet pan
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds butter
  • 1/2 -quart warm water
  • 2 pounds granulated sugar, plus 1/2-ounce
  • 1/4 teaspoon lecithin ( emulsifier)
  • 1/2 pound raw almonds, chopped, plus extra almonds, roasted and chopped, for garnish
  • 1/4 -ounce table salt
  • 1/2 -ounce granulated sugar
  • Melted chocolate, for garnish,optional
Directions

Melt butter and bring to boil. Add warm water and return to boil. Add the 2 pounds of sugar and lecithin, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes homogenous. Add almonds and cook until almonds are roasted. Lower flame and cook to 300 degrees F. Take off heat; add salt and remaining 1/2-ounce granulated sugar until dissolved, stirring constantly. Pour onto greased baking sheet, spread out as thin as practical, score and cut.

Option: Once cooled, dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with roasted chopped almonds.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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