Thai-Style Peanut-Sesame Brittle – Thua Tat (ถั่วตัด)


peanut brittle
I admit it seems crazy to suggest this Thai-style peanut brittle1 as a snack alternative as part of this year’s Thai New Year celebration which is currently going on. But if the idea of snacking like a goddess — just for this year anyway — tickles your fancy, you can find out how to make this treat and a little bit of Songkran history in my most recent CNNGo article: Goddesses and peanut brittle: This year, celebrate Songkran in supernatural style.

Happy Songkran, everybody!

1 Thai-style peanut brittle often, though not always, contains sesame seeds. It’s also not as hard as western-style brittle is, and it is much, much less candy-like. When the brittle is made entirely out of sesame seeds, similar to Greek pasteli (παστέλι), it’s call Nga Tat (งาตัด). It’s not nearly as common as peanut, or peanut-sesame, brittle, though.

One Response to Thai-Style Peanut-Sesame Brittle – Thua Tat (ถั่วตัด)

  1. Su-yin April 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Oh I love these, we have something very similar in Malaysia. I always try to bring back some, so I have them to hand when I get one of my random cravings! :)

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