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       Title: HAZELNUT PRALINE
  Categories: Candies, Party, Holiday
       Yield: 1 Servings
  
 --------------------------------ELAINE RADIS--------------------------------
 
 ------------------------------MAKES 2 1/2 CUPS------------------------------
   1 1/2 c  Hazelnuts
       2 tb Water
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 tb Unsalted butter
  
    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. Toast the Hazlenuts on a baking sheet for 7 to 10 minutes. Rub the nuts
   against each other in a klitchen towel to remove the skins.
    3. Slowly heat the sugar and water in a heavy saucepan to boiling. then
   boil rapidly for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wodden spoon.
   Remove from heat, add the nuts, and stir until evenlycoated with the syrup.
   The sugar will start to crystallize.
    4. Return to medium heat to melt the sugar again and caramelize the nuts.
   Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until nuts begin to color.
   Stir in the vanilla. (if the mixture bigins to smoke, remove it immediately
   from the heat and allow to cool slightly before continuing. continue to
   cook and stir until nuts turn a nice golden brown. Remove from heat; stir
   in butter.
    5. Spread the praline mixture on an oiled piece of aluminum foil and let
   stand until completely cooled.
    6. Break the cooled praline into pieces and process in a food processor
   type of liquerur as well. airtight container.
   
   Elaine RAdis
  
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