Vanilla Pecan Pralines
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|White corn syrup||1 Tablespoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
1. Combine sugar, milk, syrup, and baking soda in a heavy-bottomed pan. Cook slowly until the mixture reaches 235° on a candy thermometer and forms a soft ball, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Add butter, vanilla, and pecans to hot mixture, and beat until smooth and creamy with a wooden spoon.
3. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper.