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  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 Servings
       2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Buttermilk
     3/4 c  Butter
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Chopped pecans
    In large pan combine sugar, soda, buttermilk and butter Cook to soft ball
   stage on candy thermometer. Scrape bottom of pan frequently. Remove from
   heat. Beat by hand until mixture becomes darker in color. Add vanilla and
   nuts. Beat until mixture can be dropped onto waxed paper. If necessary
   place candy in pan of warm water to retain softness (I assume a double
   boiler like) The pralines keep indefinitely in a covered container. Set
   these out to nibble on after a big Mexican food feast.
    Coffee Pralines: Add 2 Tablespoons instant coffee at initial cooking stage
    Almond Pralines: Substitute almonds for pecans and almond extract for
    Chocolate Pralines: Add 2 Tablespoons powdered chocolate at initial
   cooking stage.
    Mixed Pralines: Use walnuts in place of pecans or mix walnuts,pecans and
   almonds together. Do not use peanuts.
    Source: Seasoned With Sun
    From The Cookie-Lady’s Files Message 211 Tue Dec 14, 1993