Texas Pecan Pralines
Texas Pecan Pralines Preparation
In a 4 quart stock pot, add buttermilk, sugar, and soda and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Boil (medium or low heat) to soft ball stage (234 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients and beat briskly until glossy and very thick. Drop by spoon on waxed paper or foil*. If it gets too thick, you can heat it a little. You have to watch closely and stir occasionally - it sticks and burns easily.
* See notes!
If you want some really beautiful pieces of candy to give as gifts or take to a party, butter two muffin tins and drop the candy into the tins until firm and cool. Gently remove with a rubber spatula. Make small packages of two or three in seran wrap tied with some pretty ribbon.
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