Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Pralines Day - Recipe

Today is National Pralines Day. In history they were original praline was roughly made from a sweet confection made of almonds and some sort of creamy sugary caramelized coating. The candy was formally named Praslin. Modern day times its called Paralines the recipe below is a easy recipe to make pralines.

Creamy Pecan Pralines 

1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons water
1 cup pecan halves

1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Combine the light brown sugar, granulated sugar, heavy cream, butter and water. 
2. Place over a medium high heat and stir constantly until the pralines reach the softball stage. 238 to 240 degrees F. 
3. Continue to stir the candy vigorously with a wooden spoon until the candy cools. and the pecans remain suspended in the candy. about 2 minutes. 
4. Spoon the pralines out onto a parchment or aluminum foil lined sheet pan and cool completely before serving. 

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