Recipe For Pistachio Brittle

I am one of those people who goes from having a sore throat today to having bronchitis tomorrow. I don’t know why that is. Every year over the 16th of June long weekend we would go away to Sedgefield and we would leave home and I would feel fine and by the time we got halfway there I would have a runny nose and an itchy throat. We would stop in George and get over the counter medication, and hope it worked its magic to sway off the infection. Eventually my house Doctor realized that a single dose of celestamine would do the trick, and so he prescribed them to me. This is a tiny pill, taken just before I go to sleep, which contains cortisone and an antihistamine. Usually this works, and by the next morning all is well. Last year I ended up with a sore throat and only realized I had run out of my pink tablets when we got home from being with friends for dinner. By Sunday I was feeling dreadful and by Monday I was feeling brittle. I eventually got to see my Doctor on the Tuesday and it was a full blown course of antibiotics for me. Now I make sure I always have the celestamines next to my bed. But, they have to be taken at night and a sore throat can start any time. I have had one for 3 days now, and I am doing my best to make sure that it does not become serious. I am taking all sorts of home remedies and tissue salts and over the counter medications, all in the hope that at least one of them will keep me germ free. To console myself, I am snacking away on some pistachio brittle.

What do you eat to comfort yourself when you are not feeling well?

Pistachio Gelato And Pistachio Brittle
Pistachio Gelato And Brittle

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Pistachio Brittle
 
Because we all deserve something sweet!
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Cuisine: Low in cholesterol, very low in sodium
Ingredients
  • 220g sugar – I used fructose
  • 60mls water
  • 15g butter
  • 55g pistachios
Method
  1. Place the sugar and water into a sauce pan
  2. Heat over a low temperature until the sugar dissolves
  3. Increase the heat to medium and leave to boil until it is 155° Celsius, without stirring
  4. Add the butter and stir in until combined
  5. Add the pistachios and mix in
  6. Pour out onto a silpat and smooth out with a spatula
  7. Leave to cool completely before breaking up
  8. Store in an airtight container
Recipe Information
Calories: 1239 Fat: 36.6g Saturated fat: 10.7g Carbohydrates: 235.4g Sugar: 224.2g Sodium: 87mg Fiber: 5.7g Protein: 11.5g Cholesterol: 32mg

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20 thoughts on “Recipe For Pistachio Brittle

  1. It’s not just pistachio brittle though, is it? I can see some ice cream in there too… I love any type of toffee or brittle and can sonsume large quantities without even thinking. Just for medicinal purposes you understand.

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    1. There is ice cream on the photo as well! You can find the recipe here: http://tandysinclair.com/pistachio-gelato/ – and I totally understand 🙂

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  2. oooh yum! I could eat this by the kilo 🙂

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    1. Me too!

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  3. I love peanut brittle and pistachios so I know I would absolutely LOVE this!

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    1. Hope you make it Pam 🙂

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  4. JR would love this – he loves brittle.
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    1. Hope you make it for him Rachel 🙂

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  5. Whoa.. what??? This sounds amazing!! I remember at my home, my mom used to buy peanut brittle on special occasions, and I couldn’t get enough of the stuff, even though I didn’t really like peanuts! This is taking it to the next level. Love this!!
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    1. Strangely, I am not a fan of peanuts either, but peanut brittle is OK 🙂

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  6. I love brittle, as a child my grandma always used to make me walnut brittle, so delicious and addicting.

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    1. Wow, never seen walnut brittle before 🙂

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  7. Will have to make this for Pete when he is next home. Pistachios are his favourite.
    Have a beautiful evening Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Hope he enjoys it Mandy xx

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  8. Oh bless, Hope you’ll feel much better soon!! I am impressed by your energy to actually make something. I am rarely ill, but when I am you’d know. I am usually in a state that someone may thing I am just about to die. I am a true man on this.
    Pistachio I love, never heard of brittle before. Looks definitely something that could make you feel better 🙂

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    1. AS women, we just have to keep on going 😉 Hope you try this brittle 🙂

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  9. Oh you poor possum. That is dreadful you go from sore throat to death in a matter of hours. Although good you have found the cure. 🙂

    Depends on where the unwell feelings in my body are, mostly its a glass of flat lemonade, maybe some vegemite toast. Or eggs, eggs make everything better. 🙂

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    1. Eggs are good comfort food when scrambled IMO. Maybe I should make some home made lemonade? Have a super weekend 🙂

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  10. Looks gorgeous, Tandy! I love pistachios! Never had brittle before, but I’m willing to try!

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    1. Let me know if you do 🙂

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