A double play on reality today.
As he thought it was poor taste to bring up his family, Mr. Peanut’s laughter was a bit brittle.
From: “Woman’s Day Collector’s Cook Book (revised and enlarged)
Published by: Simon and Schuster, New York
A light, porous brittle.
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon margarine (I use butter)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts (see Note)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Put first 4 ingredients in saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add peanuts and cook, stirring 15 to 20 minutes, or until peanuts are a light golden brown (296° F. on candy thermometer). Remove from heat and stir in soda (mixture will foam). Spread quickly on well-greased baking sheet. When cool break in pieces. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds. Note Raw (unroasted) peanuts are available in nut shops, health-food stores and occasionally in supermarkets.