"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Candies and Chocolates
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
Kathleen's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 2,303
Family Candy Recipes

For the past few years, I've just not had the motivation to do much at the holidays. (Too much expectation!!!) One of the things I used to do is make candy. Today, I made a praline recipe from my family's cookbook. My Great-Great Aunt Perry made the very best candy. Here is her praline recipe. The coating is not very chewy, but melts in your mouth beautifully.

Aunt Perry's Pralines

Grease a piece of foil on a cookie sheet with foil.

In a large heavy pot, stir together 1 cup buttermilk, 2 cups of white sugar, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Place over a low to medium heat and stir constantly until at the soft ball stage. (Today, my thermometer read 239.4 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Quickly stir in 1 teaspoon of real vanilla, 1 tablespoon of real butter, and 2 cups of pecans. Place in patties on the greased aluminum foil and let cool completely. (If the mixture gets too thick to patty up, reheat for a few moments.)

Keep in an air tight container. Not sure how long they last, because they will go fast!

What's a family candy recipe from your home?

A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.