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Old 12-19-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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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.
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