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Pecan Pralines

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candy & chocolate / desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen

PRAWWWWWWlines. Say it with me, and then get in the kitchen and make some. You won’t be disappointed. I Guarantee It. This recipe came from my love of the sweet confection. I have been obsessed with the treat since my first visit to New Orleans way back when Emeril had a last name. I printed this recipe and a story to go with it on my previous blog, but they are so good, I thought […]

The French Truffle

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candy & chocolate / desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen

I do love the simplicity of a unfussed truffle. No gild or frill. Just quality chocolate, a bit of cream, a splash of cognac, a wisp of sea salt, and butter dipped and dusted. The French Truffle 9 oz bittersweet chocolate (min 65%) 6 oz heavy cream pinch sea salt 1 Tbs unsalted butter 2 Tbs cognac *chocolate for coating and cocoa powder (or powdered sugar) for dusting Bring heavy cream and sea salt to […]

Lollipops

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candy & chocolate / desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen

These are rather simple. Of most importance is that you thermometer is accurate and humidity levels are at a minimum. Lollipops 2 cups sugar 2/3 cup corn syrup 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 cup water 2 tsp flavor (if using extract–much less if using oils) food color Place sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and water in a heavy bottomed pot. Stir to combine, and wash down sides with a pastry brush dipped in […]