I have a question about the recipe "Marcella Hazan’s Croccante (2-Ingredient Almond Brittle)" from Genius Recipes. If I prefer larger pieces of almond can I put them in without chopping them to rice grain size and still get similar results? What about adding additional things, like spices? Is the base ratio of sugar/water and method something I can then add whatever nuts and spices I want to? What about about adding liquid flavors (like vanilla extract or maple syrup) should those be added earlier than solids (like nuts)?