Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
(not a Cookie!)
Severus Snape's proficiency at candy-making has been logged previously, and when one becomes a candy-maker, one doesn't stop at a small repertoire. Candies tend to incite cravings, and it wasn't long before Dumbledor started to crave a western Japanese cookie that no one had heard of before. It had unskinned roasted peanuts in a crispy batter that was buttery and crunchy and baked up hard.
It wasn't what Dumbledor had experienced in western Japan, but it sated his craving nontheless, simply because it was delicious and hit all the same tastes and textures he'd liked about the Japanese peanut cookie he'd tasted long ago.
In a large, heavy bottomed pot (at least 2 quarts in size), heat the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. When it's all dissolved and bubbling, add the peanuts. Heat to 300°F / 150°/C (the hard-crack stage).
Turn off the heat, and quickly (!) stir in: butter/margarine and baking soda, and stir with a wooden spoon or heat-proof silicone spatula quickly. Dump out onto the buttered foil and quickly spread it out as thinly as you can before it cools up and hardens too much to move. A thinner (not thick) candy is less tooth-challenging.
Allow to cool, then break into pieces. Serves about 12. Eat sparingly!
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