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                                 Pralines 2
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 Serving Size  : 40   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cajun                            Creole
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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       4 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Light brown sugar
     1/2 c  Water
       1 c  Evaporated milk
       1    Stick of butter
     1/2 ts Salt
       4 c  Pecan pieces
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
     Mix the sugar, brown sugar, water, evaporated milk, butter, and salt in a
   medium-size heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  When the
   mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring
   constantly, until a soft ball forms when a small amount of the mixture is
   dropped into cold water. Add the pecans and cook for 4 more minutes.
     Remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla for 1 minute, then drop
   about 2 tablespoonfuls at a time onto a buttered platter or waxed paper.
   Let the pralines harden, then store in a tightly covered container in a
   cool place.
   Makes about 40 pralines.
     Lagniappe: Pralines wil easily keep a week without any loss of texture or
   flavor.  Do not freeze.  An excellent candy or dessert.  Each praline has
   about 198 calories.
   FROM:  La Cuisine Cajun by Jude W. Theriot.  Published by Pelican
   Publishing Company. 1101 Monroe Street, Gretna, La. 1986 ISBN 0-88289-489-7
   Shared by Robert Rostrup
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