Lovely treats! I used a thermometer, and golden syrup instead of honey - I realised at the last minute that I had run out of honey, wasn't sure if it's there for taste or consistency or both, panicked, and decided to substitute it with something rather than leave it out! My taste buds could have done with more walnuts; the caramel mixture is, for me, too sweet on its own and there was a lot of it. And be warned: when the mixture begins to thicken, it thickens quickly, so start dropping those spoonfulls when you think you could still beat a little more. My first three pralines were lovely and shiny, and the rest - not so much! :-D Still, even the unsightly lumps of course taste delicious! A great recipe, will definitely make again (with some more walnuts ;-). Thank you MadCityDale!
Great recipe Dale. I also didnt have a thermometer but they actualy worked well. Love the cinnamon in them, which adds just the right flavour. They didnt last long here with this family they are delcious. After making these I might now invest in a thermometer. Thanks MadCity Dale.
This was a very easy recipe to follow, and one of the few times I've had success with candy making. I cooled the mixture down a little too fast and ended up with some pretty huge, ugly pralines, but I didn't mind (makes it much easier to say "I only ate one!"). I agree with Mandy, the cinnamon really adds something special to these treats. Great candy recipe! Made for PAC Spring '08.
I had a little trouble with this as I don't have a candy thermometer. I boiled until I thought it would be hot enough as the mixture was starting to burn and took it off the heat but still found it a little runny so couldnt drop it onto baking sheets, instead I poured into mini muffin tins and popped in the fridge, that seemed to work & the mixture moulded beautifully. This is very more-ish, a great one for the sweet toothes out there, the cinnamon in it is divine. Thanks for posting!