cinnamon brittle

An internet search returns the fact that brittle means easily broken, cracked, or snapped.  MY version of cinnamon brittle was more about breaking a tooth.  Cooked to 340 degrees as instructed, this was very, very hard.  However, if allowed to melt in your mouth for a moment, it became cinnamon goodness.

The recipe can be found in Charity Ferreira’s, “Brittles, Barks, & Bonbons” on page 31.

long before the mixture reached 340 degrees:

cinnamon for flavor:

sugar mixture cooked to a ‘spatula spike’