New Orleans would be proud of these pralines!
- 1 C Non-fat Buttermilk
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 C Sugar
- 5 T Butter, unsalted
- 1 T Bourbon
- 1 1/2 C Pecan Halves
Using a wooden spoon, boil (slow boil) the sugar, soda, and buttermilk to 240°, stirring constantly.￼. Your mixture should be a light caramel color. Remove from heat and add the butter and the bourbon. Stir in pecans. Quickly spoon the pecan halves and sugar mixture onto wax paper, forming a 2 inch patty. It will be runny. As you make your patties, the mixture in your pot may start to harden. If this happens, return to heat for a few seconds to liquefy.
Let the pralines firm up by cooling on the wax paper. Wrap individually for a pretty presentation of your distinguished candy. ￼ ￼
Warning: you can’t eat just one! Share this recipe with those who love to make candy!