praline is a type of confectionary sweet that is made with sugar, nuts and butter. this praline recipe gives a tasty, brittle, crunchy and crisp praline
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 20 teaspoons
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 10 to 12 cashews or almonds or 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts – nuts like walnuts or pecans can also be used
in a mortar-pestle take 10 to 12 cashews. you can use any nuts of your choice instead of cashews. nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans or roasted peanuts can also be used.
crush the cashews to a coarse mixture. keep aside. you can even chop the nuts.
making praline recipe
take 2 tablespoons butter in a pan. keep the flame to a low.
add 4 tablespoons sugar when the butter begins to melt.
mix the sugar with the butter.
on a low flame cook this butter and sugar mixture.
stir at intervals. but do not stir non-stop.
the mixture will begin to change color.
continue to stir at intervals when the sugar starts changing color.
a point will come when the color will become brown and all the sugar will melt.
check a few drops of the mixture in a bowl of water. it will harden and solidify. when you snap it, it will break easily. this is the hard ball consistency of the sugar.
at this point, switch off the flame when you see all the sugar has melted and caramelized with a brown colored molten liquid.
immediately add the crushed cashews and quickly begin to mix.
mix very well.
pour this praline mixture on a plate lined with parchment paper, butter paper. you can also use a plate on which some butter has been spread.
let the praline harden and cool.
then break praline in small parts.
place the praline pieces in a mortar-pestle. crush to a coarse mixture.
then remove the praline and use it any recipe. if not using immediately, then store praline in an air-tight jar.
- recipe can be halved or doubled or tripled.
Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 35IU