turtle candy

Natalie Maynor maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU
Mon Jun 26 21:35:35 UTC 2000

Greg wrote:
> I remember: pralines!  Aren't these the same as turtles, Natalie?

Definitely not!  Turtles are chocolate candy with nuts and caramel.
Pralines are wonderful cookie-shaped things made of mainly sugar
and pecans.  I'm not good at describing food.  Let me go see if I
have a recipe.
Ok, here's one from p. 83 of _White Trash Cooking_:

Mama Two's Pralines

2 cups sugar (light brown, if possible)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 small can evaporated milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons white syrup
1/2 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup pecans (whote)

Blend together milk, water, soda, and syrup.  Blend well or milk
will curdle.  Stir in mixed brown and white sugar.  Cook to soft
ball stage.  Remove from fire and beat until light brown.  Put in
vanilla, then butter, and, last, pecans.  Drop on wax paper and
let cool.  Makes about 24 good-sized patties.

   --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)

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