Black Mustard Seed Nut Brittle
Black mustard seed is usually seen as a savory ingredient but for slightly more unexpected pairings, these savory nonpareils can do well as a balancing element in sweets too, like in homemade nut brittle.
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp honey
¼ cup corn syrup
2 tbsp water
pinch of salt
1 2/3 cup dark roasted peanuts or almonds
2 tbsp Aravali Black Mustard Seeds
½ tsp baking soda
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
In a medium pot over medium heat, combine sugar, honey, corn syrup, water, and salt. Avoid stirring and cook until mixture begins to turn light amber and reaches 280°, about 7 minutes.
Gently and carefully stir in butter and vanilla until well combined—mixture will sputter.
Add nuts and mustard seeds and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture turns deeply golden and reaches 300°. When it begins to lightly smoke, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, stir in baking soda evenly until mixture foams vigorously, then swiftly pour onto prepared baking sheet.
Using a silicone spatula, smooth mixture into an even layer and let cool completely. Carefully break into pieces before serving.