Friday, July 28, 2017

A Southern Woman's Addiction

As southern women, we have certain things that we can't resist. Things that we just "know" when they're close. The one addiction I have is a Pecan Praline from Savannah.

There's something about the sugary sweet goodness melting away in your mouth that just makes it irresistible. My best friend, Laura and I can go to Savannah and walk down River St. and we know when we get close to pralines.

We can smell them all the way down the street!

So how exactly is a pecan praline made?

Well, I've tried to make them... but... it didn't turn out like I had hoped for.

Here's a recipe I found on the 'All Recipes' website:

Maybe theirs tastes better than mine... 😂😉

Here's what you'll need: 

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup evaporated milk

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/4 cups pecan halves

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Now here's what you do: 

Generously grease a large slab or baking sheet.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, white sugar, and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in butter, pecans, & vanilla.
Heat, without stirring, to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112- 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat & let cool 5 minutes.

Beat until thickened, then pour immediately onto prepared surface and let rest until firm and completely cool before cutting. 

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