Happy National Pralines Day!!! Just recently, after working in an ice cream shop for over seven summers, what the praline in our Caramel Praline Pecan ice cream meant. Pralines are a type of candied or caramelized nut. You can use cashews, peanuts, almonds, pecans, and even macadamias. Mmmm, tasty!
The praline was invented in France in the 17th century. Originally, almonds were used, until French settlers in Louisiana used pecans instead later on, due to the fact that pecans were grown in that region.
Here are some pretty tasty looking treats with pralines for you to check out!
Quick little side note: nothing makes you feel more horrible about yourself than seeing a weight loss ad on a page of delicious recipes. It makes me feel like I shouldn’t be looking at them. Way to guilt people… jeez.
So today I will celebrate by promoting the Caramel Praline Pecan, although it really doesn’t need much promoting since it is kinda super popular. Celebrate too and go eat some caramelized nuts!
- Sweetly Southern Pralines: Traditional Candied Pecans (southernfood.answers.com)
- Pecan Pralines (okramagazine.org)
- John’s Orange Praline Pecans (artichokerecipesbariv.wordpress.com)
- We All Scream For Ice Cream! (mindbogglingfacts.wordpress.com)