Sweet and with a winter flavor, the crunchy almonds it is a snack that smells like holidays and a lit fireplace.
Like the Nougatof tronchettopanettone or pandoro, the crunchy is part of the purely sweet family christmasa gentle cuddle that accompanies all holidays from mid-November to late January.
Although there are many types on the market, the almond brittle (as well as the cashew one) is very easy to prepare at home: a small saucepan, a handful of brown sugar, the juice of half a lemon and, of course, the dried fruit are enough . A few minutes over medium heat and then off in the fridge to firm up before becoming small squares to give as gifts or to enjoy at any time of the day.
In order for the crunchy to solidify properly, it is advisable to spread the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper and flatten it with the help of a spoon. If you have a blast chiller, it takes just a few minutes inside it to make the crunchy reach the right consistency.
Put the brown sugar in a saucepan together with the juice of half a lemon and put it on the heat to melt the sugar and turn it into caramel. We move the saucepan with rotating movements so that it melts evenly. When the caramel has formed, add the almonds and mix. Transfer the mixture to a sheet of parchment paper and flatten with the back of a spoon. Let cool and cut into squares.