Nanny's basic pecan pralines

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves18
  • DifficultyEasy
220g brown sugar
70g caster sugar
120ml water
120ml double cream
150g whole pecans
Butter, to grease baking tray
1) Place sugars, water and cream in a heavy, medium saucepan over moderate heat. Stir often and cook to a soft ball stage, about 8 to 10 minutes. Use a candy thermometer; the soft-ball stage is 112C-115C.

2) Remove from heat and beat mixture with an electric mixer in the pot on low setting until creamy, 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in all the pecans to coat evenly. Using a soup spoon or tablespoon, drop big spoonfuls of praline mixture onto a buttered sheet pan to cool.

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