Pralines 12

3/4 cup Butter Milk
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Halved Pecans
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tbs Butter
1 tsp Baking Soda

*** Stir together buttermilk, sugar, pecan halves, salt and butter in a 4 or 5 quart dish. Cook on high (100%) for 12 minutes, stirring at 4 minute intervals stir in baking soda until foamy. Cook on high for 1 minute. (This last step gives the pralines a caramel color.) Beat mixture until tacky (about 1 minute). Drop by teaspoonfuls on a sheet of foil. Allow to cool then peel from foil.

Yield: 5 Doz

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana