Buttermilk Pecan Praline Candy
1 ts Baking Soda
1 Pinch Of Salt
1 c Buttermilk
3/4 c White Corn Syrup
2 tb Butter
2 c Pecan Halves
In a large saucepan, (5 or 6 Quart size)
combine sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk
and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring
constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, continue
cooking until mixture becomes caramel-colored
and reaches soft ball stage (238?F). Remove
from heat, add butter and pecan halves. Beat
until thick enough to drop from a spoon onto
waxed paper. If mixture becomes too hard,
return to heat and add small amount of water.
Stir until smooth. Yield: 44 to 48 Pralines.
*** Variation ***
Reduce sugar to 2 cups. Omit corn syrup.
Increase butter to 3/4 cup, add 1 teaspoon
vanilla. Include butter in cooking stage.
Add vanilla with pecans.