Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Trick or Treat
Break out your scarf and mittens, crank up the fireplace, and go get yourself a pumpkin. Fall is in full effect, so embrace it. Roasting pumpkin seeds is a tradition that is synonymous with fall so today I diligently toasted up the innards from my jack-o-lantern after carefully carving his mischievous face. With a kiss of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt, the seeds were just as crunchy and addictive as I remembered. The only problem was that they left me wanting something sweet. I decided to combine the crispy seeds with my hankering for a sugary delight and pumpkin seed brittle was the result. I referenced a recipe for the brittle from Food Network, poured it over the roasted pumpkin seeds and let cool for 2 hours. The sweet and salty snack satisfied both my cravings and produced a gorgeous amber candy that broke into shards like glass. Beautiful and delicious... what a treat!