Recipe For Praline

When I was 7 I knew that I could play at my friend Angie’s house if her mother was in a good mood. I knew that if I hurt myself I had to go across the road to to get the cut cleaned. I knew that if I was out playing I had to be home before the street lights turned on, and I knew that any day I felt like it, I could climb over the wall and spend time at my neighbour’s house. I knew how to read, tie my shoe laces and get myself ready for school. When I was 7 I did not know how to play chess, I didn’t know that electricity could kill you and I did not know that flesh smells disgusting when burnt! But, I learnt all of that very quickly. One afternoon Kerry (my sister) and I were at the neighbour’s house. We were playing in the swimming pool with David and Peter, and we all went inside to listen to records. The record player had a transformer box, and the plug was loose. I tried to put the plug in, but it fell onto my wet hand and I was electrocuted. That day I learnt that something really bad had happened as my mom came home from work to take me to the Doctor – I was not told to go across the road to have Mrs. Matchin look at my hand. That was the day I became paralysed in my right arm. And the day I started learning a whole lot of new skills. I have never stopped learning new skills and in case you were wondering, I was lucky enough to get the use of my arm back after 8 months of therapy. One of the skills I have learnt is that working with fructose is not as complicated as I thought it was. I have made praline with fructose and learnt that if you use it straight away it will keep its crunch. If kept in an airtight container it will clump together! I made this praline for my Paris-Brest pastries that I made last year.

Have you learnt a new skill recently?

Paris-Brest Using Praline
Paris-Brest

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Praline
 
This is a great addition to chocolates when making truffles
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Ingredients
  • 200g sugar - I used fructose
  • 200g nuts of your choice
Method
  1. Place the nuts into a non stick frying pan and heat over a low temperature
  2. Place the sugar into a stainless steel frying pan
  3. Hear the sugar over a medium temperature until a caramel forms
  4. Add the nuts and stir quickly
  5. Pour out onto a silpat immediately
  6. Leave to cool
  7. Blitz in a food processor until fine

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35 thoughts on “Recipe For Praline

  1. UMMMMM…this looks amazing!! I love sweet breakfasts!! 🙂 …and those bagels?? yummy yum yum!!
    Cailee sharing the blog ♥ Hello Healthy Yogurt!My Profile

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    1. Thanks, they are choux pastry buns, and they were delicious 🙂

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  2. That is some story to get you to perfecting praline!

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    1. It was quite a story Anna 🙂

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  3. I haven’t had praline in so long. I remember I use to put it in my homemade ice cream. Loving this recipe Tandy

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    1. Thanks Kay, I think I will add what is left to my next batch of ice cream 🙂

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  4. Oh my goodness Tandy that was a very traumatic injury. However, I always knew you were a very strong little lady to overcome. I have cooked with fructose but I know with all of your handy tips and advise you would make it simple and easy for us first timers.

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    1. It was very traumatic for my mom!

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  5. What a lovely praline recipe Tandy thank you for sharing. Oh my goodness you were so lucky that day to escape only with a paralysed arm and I am so thankful that you regained full usage after 8 months. Not only so you could keep cooking obviously but that you regained whole use of your arm. This is inspirational xx
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    1. Thanks Merryn 🙂

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  6. Wow, you were a brave girl and bounced back fast! Thanks for sharing that story and of course, the yummy praline recipe! Indeed, parents know best 😉
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    1. Parents always know best!

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  7. Thanks for the recipe and those handy tips.
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    1. my pleasure 🙂

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  8. Hi Tandy, I always wanted to learn how to make praline, thanks! So glad you got movement back in your hand, what a scary experience as a child.
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    1. It was not scary at all as I did not know at the time how bad it was 🙂

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  9. I’m SO glad you not only weren’t killed outright but managed to recover the use of your arm. What a fright! Your mother must’ve been absolutely beside herself, too.

    But your learning new things is clearly not all bad: the praline recipe sounds like a real winner.

    😀
    xo,
    Kath

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    1. I am sure my mom was in shock with the reality of it all!

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  10. Mmmm – praline – adds such are lovely sweet crunch!
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    1. It does indeed Rachel!

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  11. Wow, what a story. That’s great you were able to get use of your arm back! I’ve never made praline and this looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment!

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  12. Oh my gosh, that’s so scary! I’m glad to hear it all turned out okay in the end! And ooooo praline sounds so good!

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    1. Thanks Joanne 🙂

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  13. Oh wow Tandy! I had no idea about your awful experience when you were so young. I’m so glad you’ve recovered from it and have gone on to learn so much more! xx

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    1. I have the most amazing scars which I often ‘show’ off 😉

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  14. I love praline but I think we have similar weather and it clumps together so easily! Although the solution to just eat it straight away is tempting 😉
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    1. I like your solution best Lorraine 🙂

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  15. Wow those look delicious. Sorry to hear about your arm, I never knew about that. Sounds like a blessing…and too close for comfort… but a blessing you are with us.
    Have a great new year.
    paul

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    1. Thanks for that Paul, it was a blessing indeed 🙂

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  16. Oh gosh, for anybody, learning new skills that way sounds awful painful! Hope it was much more fun and more tasty learning to make this praline! It looks delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Far more fun to learn to make praline than to use my arm again!

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  17. OMG … Thank goodness it all worked out okay, were you scared? You write about it like you didnt really see it as a big deal. Gah, so brave! 🙂 New skill I have learnt recently… Hmm, learning to make a traditional Pho with my very dear Vietnamese friend. Tasty and fun! 🙂

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    1. I also would love to learn to make Pho. I was not scared at all as I did not know it was serious 🙂

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