Three simple ingredients are all it takes to create golden crispy almond praline. Very easy to prepare and very tasty. All you need to do is watch the sugar boil very carefully because it turns golden brown very quickly!
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 4 tbsp cold water
- 1 cup almonds
- Lemon juice
- Linea baking tray with baking paper. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat.
- Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
- Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil.
- Boil, without stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture turns golden.
- Add lemon juice. Remove from heat. Set aside for 2 minutes to allow bubbles to subside.
- Add almonds. Pour onto prepared tray.
- Allow to cool. Break praline into shards. Serve.
Almond praline introduction
Almond pralines are a great vegan treat.
If you’re looking for something to replace many non-vegan sweets, you’ll adore crunchy pralines-
You can toast the almonds for extra flavor before you add them to the toffee yourself, you will get an even fuller flavor. Instead of pieces of almonds, you can use almond flakes, and in this form pralines can serve as a decoration for sweets and cakes. Pralines can be made with all different types of nuts, but the most classic flavor is almond. I like to use roasted sliced almonds because they look nice and crispy in toffee.
Although praline tastes and smells like caramel, it should by no means resemble caramel sauce or soft chewing caramel.
You can add butter to the praline preparation and thus get a creamier consistency. Only one tablespoon of butter is used in the base, which ensures that it will actually harden, and yet be a bit rich and creamy like hard sweets.
Pralines are hard-boiled sweets, it is best to store them at room temperature in a cool and dry place. You don’t want pralines to come in contact with moisture, so I suggest you cover them and store them in an airtight container.
Another great thing about my homemade praline is that it will keep for quite a long time. I like to keep pralines in the kitchen if I can, but I find that it never lasts long. Wash the bowl and spoon that you used to prepare the praline with boiling water for easier cleaning.
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