I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.
Indulge in some classical southern New Orleans pralines & your heart will skip a fight . Pecan pralines are perfectly buttery, sweet and stuffed with pecans. Some people call them praline cookies, others call them candy, but I say this pecan praline recipe is just awesome!
Plus, if you’ve been to New Orleans before, you might enjoy the flavors of this New Orleans praline recipe even more.
3 cups of sugar
1 cup of whole fat buttermilk
1/4 cup of light corn syrup
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 cups of pecans
STEP 1 :
First, combine together sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup and salt in a very large pan (when soda is added, it will foam considerably) then please bring to a nice rolling boil.
STEP 2 :
Next, make sure to add soda, stir and cook until soft ball is formed when dropped in cold water. At this point, t 235° F on Candy thermometer, the syrup is at the “soft-ball” stage. Indeed, it will form a soft ball when you drop a bit of it into cold water to cool it down. Immediately, remove from heat and add vanilla and beat until color changes and candy thickens. Then stir in pecans. It’s wise to drop by teaspoons on a WELL greased non stick cookie sheet, foil or wax paper, as it will stick if you do not grease your pan well (So please do IT FAST before the candy hardens I drop mine on foil**