is brittle indeed. I tried making almond brittle last week. In case you're unfamiliar, brittle is a very finicky candy. He doesn't like moisture, he must be watched constantly, and he must be handled with care. He can't be in the hot seat for too long or he burns and stinks up the house. My first batch turned out only slightly edible, if you don't mind a mild burnt taste. The second batch, today, was completely burnt and cooled into a beautiful crimson stained glass.
So I made pumpkin pie instead.