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Old 04-19-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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Shiny glaze

Hi, im trying to cinnamon glaze some peanuts. Ive used different kinds of sugar and different cooking times but i cant stop the glaze crystallizing. I tried not stirring and ended up with a rock solid lump. Admittedly im not weighing anything.
Could somebody tell me what im doing wrong please, how do i get the glaze shiny? Am i using the wrong ingredients?

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Old 04-22-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hi, millicent. Could you post your recipe and procedure to help us diagnose your problem?
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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Found this link on Google. Would it help?
Rita's sugar free cinnamon glazed nuts - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community Snacks, Appetizers, and Beverage Recipes for LA Weight Loss
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:59 AM   #4
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I made some cinnamon glazed almonds once. I didn't use a recipe, just put the almonds in a cast iron pan, sprinkled with a good amount of sugar and cinnamon, and stirred them over medium heat until the sugar melted onto the almonds.

I then turned them out onto foil and spread them out.

I haven't made them again--too good.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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Hi, well i used a cup of water, a knob of butter and about 2cups of demerara sugar. I heated them until the mixture was bubbling and then i added the nuts. I kept stirring till the liquid was gone (by then they had crystallized) ,and then i turned them out into a metal tray to cool.

Hmm maybe i should use water at all? wrong type of sugar?
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:29 PM   #6
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Now there's the answer! You used too much sugar.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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ahhh. Ill try it with less.thankyou
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:51 PM   #8
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Hi millicent. I have enjoyed eating candy coated peanuts but I never thought about making them. Can you use dry roasted nuts? I guess to get a whole peanut, you might have to shell them.

I might try it like sparrowgrass just using sugar and cinnamon. Otherwise, I'm afraid that I might end up with a puddle of peanut brittle.
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