Caramelized Pecans Crunch

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Caramelized Pecans
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Attention Pecans Lovers...This easy and delicious crunch is a great addition for your cakes and cupcakes...
Caramelized Pecans
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Attention Pecans Lovers...This easy and delicious crunch is a great addition for your cakes and cupcakes...
Ingredients
Caramelize Pecans
Caramel
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Roast the pecan to your taste (frypan or oven).
  2. Add sugar and butter in a pan and let it melt and caramelize. Be careful it does not burn...
  3. Add the roasted pecans to the caramel when still hot (DON'T try to use your fingers or you will regret it)
  4. Pour the mix on a parchment paper, spread it all and let it cold down for a while until it hardens.
Caramel
  1. Add water and sugar into a saucepan, mix it a bit until the sugar is more or less dissolve. Bring it to boil on a medium heat and let the mix thicken and get the golden brown caramel color (the darker it gets, the bitter and harder it will be. I prefer mine a bit on the darker and bitter side). It can take couple of minutes but you need to watch it continuously so it does not burn... No need to mix it after start boiling. Just move the sauce pan with circular movements from time to time so the heat will be even among the whole sugar mix. Once you are happy with the color and texture, remove it from the heat and let it cold down for a bit, prepare a parchment paper and spread the liquid caramel on it to harden. (don’t pour it when it is still too hot and runny) And again be really careful when you handle the caramel.... "It BURNS REALLY BAD"
Making the Crunch
  1. Once all is ready (cold and harden), break it into smaller pieces and add a bit of the pecans and caramel into the food processor using the "Pulse" option. Do it once at the time till all is broken into smaller pieces, Don’t overdo it or else you will get a "flour" instead of a crunch... LOL (You can also use a plastic bag and a rolling pin to crash or the bottom of a sauce pan to crash it... The old fashion "Grandma" way also works well :-p) I added some readymade praline to the mix. It is optional. You can also use other type of nuts if you like...
Recipe Notes

Happy Cooking...

Your Cakepicurean friend.

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