貢糖 Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle

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Peanut brittle is a candy which combines the crispy shelled peanuts and melted malt sugar by pounding them on a flagstone to create a chewy texture.

Where is it from?

There are two sayings about the origin of peanut brittle’s name, which pronounced as “Gong Tun” in Chinese. “Gong” means an action and “Tun” means candy. On the one hand, Hokkien served peanut brittle as a tribute to authorities. On the other hand, people need to pound peanut brittle extremely hard while making it. Both of the above-mentioned actions are called “Gong” in Chinese.

How do you prepare it?

Peanut brittle is simply a dessert made by peanuts and malt sugar. People would put the peanuts and other ingredients on a flagstone, pound them into pieces and mix them with melted malt sugar. Nowadays, the flavors of peanut brittle have already been expanded into a variety of tastes, such as butter, sesame, garlic, etc.

Where do you buy it?

One of the most recommended stores among tourists visiting Kinmen is called Sheng Zu Peanut Brittle.

貢糖

金門貢糖的起源有兩種說法,一是他曾是閩南民間用來朝聖的御膳貢品,因此冠上「貢」字。另一種說法則是貢糖在製作過程中必須仰賴人力搥打,以求糖質綿密細緻,閩南人稱之為「摃」。

貢糖其實就是花生和糖加工而成的點心,其製作全仰賴於手工的搥擊,以木槌捶打放在石板上的貢糖原料,反覆捶打碾壓,直至花生碎了,與煮熟的麥芽糖和在一起,再包餡、拉酥、切割、包裝,完成一包包香脆酥的貢糖。

現今金門貢糖的口味不僅限於鹹酥貢糖,早已發展出許多不同的口味,例如:花生、奶油、蒜頭、芝麻等等。在眾多店家中,以「聖祖貢糖」最深受觀光客喜歡。

參考資料來源:

台灣大百科全書 http://taiwanpedia.culture.tw/web/content?ID=19973

金門貢糖 http://www.kmvs.km.edu.tw/student_web/electron2/金門貢糖(網頁用).htm

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