Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Save Recipe Print
Sesame Brittle
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
15 to 20 servings
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
15 to 20 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Generously oil a sheet pan (preferably one with sides) measuring at least 11 by 17-inches with vegetable oil. In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cream of tartar and corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium heat. Using a candy thermometer to test it, boil the mixture until it reaches 340 to 350 degrees. The color should be deep golden brown. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, then mix in the sesame seeds and baking soda. Pour the mixture onto the oiled pan and spread it out a bit with the back of a wooden spoon, to about a 1/4-inch thickness. For thinner brittle, place a silpat on top and roll to desired thickness while it's still warm. Let harden, uncovered, in a cool place, 30 to 45 minutes. (To wash the saucepan, soak it overnight.) Using your hands, wearing white gloves if desired to keep off any fingerprints, break the brittle into pieces. Store in an airtight container. To rewarm, place in a 350-degree oven.

Our Best Holiday Cookies 57 Videos

Get the Recipe

Holiday Swirled Sugar Cookies 00:30

Find out how to get a festive, swirling effect on iced cookies.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sesame Green Beans

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Sesame and Peanut Noodles

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Hazelnut Brittle

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Peanut Brittle

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Brownie Brittle

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Nutty Brittle

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Hazelnut Brittle

Recipe courtesy of Columbia Empire Farms

Browse Reviews By Keyword