This time of year, we love to look back on what all has happened over the last year. While doing that we stumbled on a very memorable Southern Cooks episode. Our guest was Mrs. Kim McGlothlin who made some out of this world pralines for us. We hope you make a batch or two for yourself and maybe even one to share with your loved ones.
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbs butter
1tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Candy Quality Pecans (Toast pecans in the oven for extra flavor)
1 Big pot (the mixture will rise and fall in the process, allow for space)
Combine all ingredients except pecans. Stir in a large, pot and then set over the heat on the stove on medium to medium high heat. Continue to stir ingredients until the mixture reaches the boiling point. Then take off the heat and continue to stir the mixture in the “soft ball” stage. Add pecans and continue to stir until the mixture has lost most of its gloss. Then spoon out the mixture in small portions onto wax paper and let them cool.
If the mixture hardens on you, you can add a bit of buttermilk to the it and heat it back up till you can work with it again.
Fun Facts about Pecans
The state of Georgia is the highest producer of pecans
88% of world pecan production comes from the USA.
1 acer of pecan trees produces about 1000lb of pecans.
No matter if you cook them up for yourself or as a special gift to cheer someone up. This amazingly fast recipe is just perfect as a gift from the heart. Now get cooking and don’t forget to get up, get out and #exploreliberty.
Want to watch this episode? Find it here.