Sesame Seed Pralines2016-12-23
- Course: Cakes & Candy
- Yield : 1
- Servings : 30
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A wonderful old time sesame candy.
- 3 sticks (8 tbsp) unsalted butter - 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup toasted sesame seed
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp water
Butter two cookie sheets or use parchment
In a medium size pan, melt butter over high heat.
Whisking constantly, add the sugars, milk, and cream. and bring to a boil, Reduce heat to medium.
Cook and stir until syrup reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer about 15-20 minutes and is the consistency of runny caramel with a rich tan color -
Immediately add the sesame seeds, vanilla and water. Cook and stir just until the mixture foams up in the pan when you stop stirring, about 1-2 minutes
Quickly drop the mixture by heaping spoonful on a greased cookie sheet, using a second spoon to push batter from first.
After cooling, store in airtight container.
Cooled pralines should be opaque and crumbly, rather than chewy.