Mamaw Dye’s Pecan Pralines (pronouced pah Kwan Praw leens)
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/3 cups pecans, chopped
Cook in 3 quart double boiler as it forms up in cooking.
Combine sugar, soda, buttermilk and salt in top.
Cook briskly, stirring frequently, scraping bottom and sides, for 5 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 1/3 cups chopped pecans. Stirring continuously, not forgetting bottom, for 5 minutes or until forms a soft ball in cold water.
Remove from heat. Let cool a little, then beat until thickened and creamy.
Immediately drop by teaspoonful on wax paper.