Have you ever thought of making your own pralines and delivering a message to someone you care or love?? Your wife or your children? For friends?
Q: What is "Praline"? A: It is chocolate-filled bonbon or praline
Originally, Pralin or crocant is crushed caramelized nuts which are used as a topping or addition to dessert creams, cakes, etc.
The European used local nuts such as almonds and hazelnuts, then the powder form of caramel-coated nuts is called pralin, after that it has been mixed with chocolate and it is called praliné and chocolat praliné in French, in English : various centres coated with chocolate. (Image of pralines from a chocolate shop in Dijon, France)
In warm climate countries, chocolate certainly melts (the more fat it contains, the faster it melts), the adaptation of pralines would be something like this, the below image: sweet soy bean or other grains paste covering with gelatine.
Now, back to chocolate praline, to quote the character Counselor Troi of Star Trek : The Next Generation in episode,The Game, as she said, "Chocolate is a serious thing" while having her chocolate fudge (chocolate ice cream with chunks of fudge-->mixture of sugar, butter and milk). However, we skip the serious part. Let's move on to the basic information.
First, you need to know what type of praline you would like to make and what the ingredients you need to make it.
- French pralines: a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. (no cream)
- American pralines: a combination of syrup and pecans, hazelnuts or almonds with milk or cream which make them soft and creamy ( more fat)
- Belgian pralines consist of a soft chocolate shell, sometimes fillings with alcohol or liquid stuff, traditionally made of different combinations of hazelnut, almonds, sugar, syrup and often milk-based pastes.
Variation A : Dark chocolate pralines
For this kind of pralines you need:
Variation B: White chocolate praline
What you need:
How to do homemade pralines, please watch our vdo. Thank you!