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       Title: Southern Pralines
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
       2 c  Sugar
       2 c  Pecan halves
     3/4 c  Buttermilk
       2 tb Butter or margarine
     1/8 ts Salt
     3/4 ts Baking soda
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:20
   Combine all ingredients except baking soda in a large heavy
   saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar
   dissolves.  Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes
   to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.  Uncover and
   cook to soft ball stage (235 degrees), stirring constantly.
    Remove from heat, and stir in soda.  Beat with a wooden
   spoon just until mixture begins to thicken.  Working
   rapidly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased wax paper; let
   stand until firm.  Yield:  1-1/2 to 2 dozen.
   
   MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients except baking
   soda in a 4-quart casserole, stirring well. Microwave at
   HIGH for 12 to 13 minutes, stirring every 4 minutes.  Stir
   in soda.  Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes.  Beat
   with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to thicken.
   Working rapidly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased wax
   paper; let stand until firm.
  
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