MAKES ONE 10 BY 16-INCH SHEET OF BRITTLE This crunchy-munchy garnish for Scott Warner’s Best Butterscotch Pudding, Period (available on gffmag.com) easily stands alone as a sweet treat or pretty gift, especially when its backside is painted with melted choco- late and sprinkled with sea salt
Line a sheet pan with a Silpat or parchment paper.
In a heavy saucepan, stir the sugar, beer, corn syrup, and salt together. Bring to a boil and cook, undisturbed, occasionally washing down sugar crystals from the sides of the pan with a wet brush. When the sugar starts to color around the edges, swirl the pan to even out the color and continue to cook until the mixture is medium amber. Immediately remove the pan from the heat.