How do you make pralines in large batches?

by C Fontenot
(Lake Charles, LA )

How do yo make pralines in large batches?


When making pralines, how do you keep large batches of praline mixture at the right consistency when scooping?







Hi C,

This is an interesting question. I'm not really a praline expert, so I'm going to forward your question along to one of my friends who is a "praline pro." :)


Hopefully Lauren will be able to advise you about making pralines in large batches, and whether or not it's really a good idea.


I know from first hand experience that some candy recipes don't do well when doubled, etc. I have some sad batches of fudge that will attest to that fact!


Let's see what the "experts" have to say about it! :)


~Angie



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Feb 23, 2012
how long pralines stay fresh NEW
by: L. green

!elissa, some things you should consider about advance preparation is: are you trying to save time? Or are you trying to impress the guests? Fresher candy is always a delight. A week is the furthest in advance that I would suggest. The bags will help but might I add refrigerating them and in a sealed tight glass container * that works everytime for me. They may stay fresh if you prepare earlier but will they look good? That's what you have to decide.

Feb 23, 2012
making pralines in large batches NEW
by: L. green

Of course it is possible* - but its harder to manage once its at the right temperature *so try this recipe 1 stick butter, 1 cup light brown sugar and half cup of condensed milk and your choice of flavoring *melt all until they become married together *then raise temperature (stirring all the while) until you see bubbles * then raise temp again and as it stiffens be prepared with your buttered foil and stir mixture again after you place a praline on the foil* move the pan away from the heat source. But stir often and work quickly to place your pralines on the foil. But most of all take your time and make it fun.

Feb 22, 2012
How long do homemade pralines stay fresh? NEW
by: Melissa

How long do homemade pralines stay fresh if they're sealed in plastic?


I will be making 250-300 pralines for a wedding and want to make them in advance, just in case something goes wrong.


I will be putting them in seal-able polypropelyne bags. I would like to know how long they will stay fresh, or how long before the wedding I can start making them.

Thanks
Melissa

May 20, 2010
TJ's sweet treats
by: Anonymous

Yes, you can make large amounts of pralines. Try it at a lower degrees, however, you will have a longer cooking time make sure you are stirring constantly so that your candy is not clupy. I make all sorts of flavored pralines, (chocolate, coconut, peanut butter and mint). just take yor time and always be careful it's hot.

Tanyula Jones
Savannah, Georgia

May 20, 2010
Pralines in large batches...
by: L. Green

Yes it is possible. But will it taste good? Praline ingredients must be measured precisely and the temperature must be monitored. If you cook them too long they will have a burnt taste. If you don't cook them long enough they will be like a caramel consistency. Experiment with a small batch first. Once you're comfortable with the result, increase the size of your cooking vessel.(heavy cast iron) Small batches yield a prettier and a tastier candy. The recipient will be very grateful for this extra effort. Trust me.

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