Sweetdragon Baking Co
“I started Sweetdragon Baking Company intending to make pies, but took a detour after the owners of a food truck asked if I could make peanut brittle for them to sell. I was not excited by the idea. Most of us have tried (and been disappointed by) brittle that consists of a few measly peanuts tied together with a webbing of too hard, too sticky, too sweet, and uninteresting hard candy. But since they asked nicely, I decided to give it a try.
I had never made candy before, so I reviewed lots of recipes, candy-making texts, and YouTube videos. I wanted to use a lot of nuts, because a high nut to sugar ratio is delicious. I also thought brittle should be easy to bite and crisp, not sticky. I read up on candy chemistry and made many failed batches. I consulted a Ph.D chemical engineer who told me that so many variables affect candymaking that the only way to determine whether something worked was to "try it and see."
After lots and lots of experiments (family and friends kindly ate the failures), I came up with some recipes that hit my flavor and texture goals. I learned that excellent candy requires excellent ingredients, and I am always on the lookout for high quality. Many ingredients are supplied by my neighbors at farmers' markets and other small specialty vendors. I learned that packaging brittle to avoid exposure to moisture in the air is important to the texture. This is why we use heavy duty recloseable bags and dessicant packs. One of my first flavors was a black sesame brittle. This flavor was inspired by my grandmother, who didn't eat sweets except for a black sesame seed filled bun that she made herself. In 2013, the black sesame brittle won a Good Food Award. Thanks, Grandma!
Along with making brittle, I baked stuff for Chromatic Coffee's cafe. As their need for madeleines and cookies grew, I hired a baker who happened to be good at making pies. And then I met the good people of Prevedelli Farms and Andy's Orchard, who supply us with excellent local fruit. To keep up with demand, we recruited more pie makers. So now, with good ingredients and a small fierce crew, we make pies like a boss! Hope you like it all!” -Hway-ling Hsu, owner of Sweetdragon Baking Co
Burnt Almond BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
When I first made almond brittle to sell, I burned batch after batch. I was running out of almonds and up against a market deadline, so I decided t...View full details$10.95| /Sale
Black Sesame BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
"The brittle, which looked like an extra thick sheet of nori, resembled a goth girl: forbidding on the outside, sweet and nutty once we got to know...View full details$10.95| /Sale
Day at the Ballpark®Sweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
Peanuts, pretzels, beer, and mustard means sweet, salty, crunchy and umami. Take this brittle with you to the game, or at least to in front of the ...View full details$10.95| /Sale
Pumpkin Ale BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin ale are unexpectedly delicious together. Because the seeds are hollow, this brittle has an easy, delicate bite. Made wit...View full details$10.95| /Sale
Coconut Cashew BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
Intense coconut flavor from organic coconut milk and ribbons of dried coconut is punctuated by soft, toasted cashews. Vegan, including the sugar....View full details$10.95| /Sale
Pistachio Vanilla BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$12.95| /
Organic California pistachios plus Madagascar vanilla. What else needs be said? Good Food Award Finalist Ingredients: organic pistachios, cane s...View full details$12.95| /Sale
Honey Jack Bacon Brittle Sugar CookiesSweetdragon Baking Co$20.00| /
These crisp-yet-chewy delights are a sugar cookie/almond brittle hybrid studded with bacon and spiked with whiskey. Good with beer, milk, coffee, a...View full details$20.00| /Sale
Serrano Peanut BrittleSweetdragon Baking Co$10.95| /
Serrano chiles contribute both heat and sweet, fresh pepper flavor here. Good with beer, good with ice cream. Because we use fresh peppers, the spi...View full details$10.95| /Sale
Assorted Brittle: 3 packSweetdragon Baking Co$30.00| /
Send a three-pack of brittle! We recommend best-selling Burnt Almond, Good Food Award-winning Black Sesame, and seasonal Pumpkin Ale, but feel fre...View full details$30.00| /Sale