Woo Hoo!! We were thrilled with the outcome of the Superbowl! Saints win - YAHOO!!
We got together with some friends to watch the game on Sunday and we were responsible for bringing dessert. Kevin suggested that we find someplace that sold pralines. Better yet, I suggested, let's make them! Oh MAN were they delicious! And oh, so easy to make. Here's a little peak to tempt you: Here's the recipe:
New Orleans Pralines
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light cream
1 ½ cups pecans, halved
2 tablespoons butter
Combine sugars and cream in a heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a thick syrup.
Add pecans and butter and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Remove sauce pan to a heatproof surface (such as a wire rack) and let cool for 10 minutes.
Use a tablespoon to drop rounded balls of the mixture onto sheet wax paper or foil, leaving about 3 inches between each ball for pralines to spread. Allow to cool.
Makes about 12 candies. (We doubled the recipe to have extras to share!)