PRALINES – A NEW ORLEANS FAVORITE CANDY
2-1/2 C. whole milk
2-1/2 C. light brown sugar
2-1/2 C. sugar
2-1/2 C. pecans, lightly chopped
4 Oz. real butter
2 Tsp. vanilla extract OR 2 teaspoons maple extract
HOW TO MAKE:
1-Warm milk in a cast-iron dutch oven or a large pot.
2-Add sugar, brown sugar and a pinch of salt.
3-Cook until it reaches 240 degrees (soft-ball stage
4-Stir almost constantly to prevent sticking and burning.
4-If the candy burns, you have to start over.
5-If you are using a thermometer attached to the side of the pot, make sure that it does not sit on the bottom of the pot.
6-You will not get an accurate reading.
7-Once the candy reaches 240 degrees, remove from the heat.
8-Next add, the butter, vanilla, maple extract, and the pecans.
9-Allow the candy to sit 10 minutes.
10-Next, stir the candy 25 to 50 strokes to incorporate the pecans.
11-Spoon the candy about 1 to 2 TB size onto a sheet of wax paper.
12-Allow them to cool and dry. Then, carefully turn them over to dry the other side.
13-Store them in an air tight container or wrap each one in plastic wrap.
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