Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is posted per a request. The recipe is from The World Of Jewish Desserts cookbook. This is a traditional Passover and Purim candy. The candy should be chewy since it is cooked to less than 300F, the temperature at which syrup becomes brittle. Also, the candy is sticky since honey absorbs moisture from the air. Therefore, do not make this on a very humid day (unless you have on the air conditioner). The base recipe indicates to cook until soft-crack stage (280F). Cook times do not include cool times.
- 1 lb honey (1 1/3C)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
- 1 -1 1⁄2 lb finely chopped almonds or 1 -1 1⁄2 lb hazelnuts or 1 -1 1⁄2 lb pecans or 1 -1 1⁄2 lb walnuts
- In medium-sized heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir honey, sugar and lemon juice over low heat until sugar dissolves, approximately 5 minutes.
- Stop stirring, increase heat to medium and bring to gentle boil, approximately 5 minutes.
- Add nuts and reduce heat to low, stirring frequently until thickened and golden-colored, approximately 30 minutes.
- Pour onto greased marble slab or baking sheet.
- Spread to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Let cool until firm but not hard, approximately 10 minutes.
- Dip sharp knife into hot water and cut into 1-inch pieces (squares or diamonds).
- Cool completely.