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blackbird

I have always had terrible results when it comes to confections which require the boiling of sugar.
But, as my husband is a fan of the praline, I may give these a go.
AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Lydia

Sometimes, even with the best recipes, you have to love 'em and leave 'em. I've given up on anything candy-like, because I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

Lisa (Homesick Texan)

Great minds must think alike because I also just posted about pralines! My recipe is different from yours, but I have to agree that they can be tricky. I'm sorry you had such a frustrating experience.

Fairfax

Soooooo Sorrrrrry! Just dropped off a little christmas present for Russell... I figure I owe him after all of the $$$ he's saved me at "real" bookstores.

Merry Christmas!

cook eat FRET

i applaud your tenacity... these sound wonderful as i am a buttermilk fiend. i received a batch of pralines last week from a fellow food blogger. delicious. hers had marshmallows melted into the mixture and a ton of butter. i gave as many away as quickly as possible out of little more than fear of eating them myself...

sher

Love pralines--and I've never made them with buttermilk. But, that would be quite nice! Happy holidays, Julie!!!!

the bee

Merry Christmas J, M and B,
Please write and tell us how Christmas was . We are including one of my co-workers with no place to go . He is a riot. Can you prepare anyone for dinner at my house ? I see a Sandra Lee cocktail in his future .

michelle

Julie, Oh, you are a woman after my own heart! I LOVE pralines and just attempted making them this year...mine didn't turn out so well, so I'm going to have to try your recipe!! I hope you have a lovely holiday season my dear and I can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year!!

Rosemary

This is the recipe i always use. The trick is to use a HEAVY alum pot, and its true about them not making on humid days! I live in houston, where almost everyday is a humid day, but you can not get them to turn out if its too humid outside :(

Rosemary

I should also point out that you need a BIG POT! What i use, used to be a pressure cooker pot, but its missing the lid.

lobstersquad

they sound beautiful, and I´m sure they´re perfect for the holidays. cheers!

William

Most of the books I now own are from The Book Thing. :-)

A friend of mine volunteers there regularly.

:-D

W.

Ann

This is almost exactly the recipe my grandmother used and which she taught me to make. My mother refuses to make them, swearing there is something wrong with the recipe (though it works for me!).

What I have learned over the years is that you canNOT try to make pralines on a humid day. They simply won't set properly and you'll have to fill some choclate cake layers with the the resulting goo (quite delicious, actually!).

Some recipes call for corn syrup, which apparently stabilizes the sugar and stops it from crystalizing too much, but that feels like cheating to me.

Congratulations on this-- not many people can make them!

Julie

Blackbird, the boiling-of-sugar thing can be a bitch but these really are delicious. I know because I was eating results for all my many batches. I can’t say many of mine looked that great but they all tasted good.

Lydia, I think I particularly have to leave this one behind because if I keep making it I will keep taste-testing it and a steady diet of pralines can NOT be good for one’s figure.

Lisa, a little frustration is good. It pushes me. But I need to stop for the time being. I’ve eaten enough pralines to last me quite a while.

Fairfax, I need to start looking at the Book Thing’s wish list and stocking up before I go over.

Claudia, those pralines sound delicious and also dangerous.

Sher, it seems as if pralines can be made all sorts of ways and I bet they’re all good!

Hey, Bets, we had a great Christmas. Hope yours was great also.

Michelle, I can attest that these were delicious. Not pretty. But delicious.

Rosemary, thanks for the hints. I wish I’d had that big pot information before I started my first batch. I learned that lesson the hard way. Good information about the humidity too. I

Ximena, cheers to you too! The pralines are holiday-ish. What is it about the holidays that makes everyone’s thoughts turn to sugar?

Will, good for your friend. It’s a great Baltimore institution, isn’t it?

Ann, thanks for the congratulations! You’re the second poster who says you can’t make them when it’s humid so I am now firmly a believer. I believe that you’re right about the corn syrup helping to prevent crystallization. Something about invert sugars which I’m unable to explain because every time I read about it my eyes glaze over.


susan g

The real question is, what about the LeCreuset pot? Can they be restored? Years ago I ruined one (or 2) (other brand, enameled cast iron) and have kept them hoping for rebirth. Sometimes I use the really big one to boil pasta.

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12Ann, thanks for the congratulations! You’re the second poster who says you can’t make them when it’s humid so I am now firmly a believer. I believe that you’re right about the corn syrup helping to prevent crystallization. Something about invert sugars which I’m unable to explain because every time I read about it my eyes glaze over. fdffsdf3

ingridbuck

Pecan Pralines, I would say is very easy to make. Last weekend, I was surprised by my little brother because he made us a praline candy. I was really happy and for that I treat him an ice cream.

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