Sunday, June 27, 2010


aka pray-leens (pralines)

I found this book from Half Price Books
Junior League of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
River Road Recipes IV
Warm Welcomes
Entertaining Menus from Our Homes to Yours
Copyright 2004

I was inspired to buy this book after reading

this post on Home Sick Texan's blog

I found this recipe, and just had to try it
Pralines without a candy thermometer... wow
I just happened to have all the ingredients in my pantry
So, here we go 

Microwave Pralines

1 (16 ounce) pkg light brown sugar 
1 cup heavy cream
1/4  cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 cups pecan pieces
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Combine the brown sugar and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and mix well
Microwave on high for 7 minutes, stir
Add the butter and microwave on high for 7 minutes longer and stir vigorously
Stir in pecans and vanilla
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
(Do this quickly)
Let stand until set

So quick and easy!

There are some really awesome recipes in this book...
stay tuned for more

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