Microwave Peanut Brittle


200g sugar
125ml golden syrup
150g salted peanuts
5ml butter or margarine
5ml vanilla essence
5ml bicarbonate of soda

Mix the sugar and syrup well in a glass bowl. Microwave for 4 minutes at 100 per cent power.

Add the peanuts and microwave for a further 4 minutes.

Add the butter or margarine and vanilla essence and mix well. Microwave for another minute.

Add the bicarbonate of soda and stir until the mixture begins to foam.

Pour the mixture onto a greased baking sheet and leave to cool completely. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.