Walnut Praline is a quick and easy one to make when you want something crunchy or interesting to top your Ice creams. I wanted to make with Almonds, and ended up using walnut as I didn’t have my stock of almonds refilled.
Praline is the french word where sugar is caramelized and nuts are added to set. While the American method id to use cream in making the same. This is very much our own Chikki or Pakam Pappu or Kadalai Mittai, where you can simply alter the nuts used to get different flavours.
I wanted to use something different so went ahead using praline and used ghee, which is what I normally use to get that silky crispy brittle.
Hubby dear loved the plain praline and to be honest he didn’t like the mango parfait that had this topped. Whereas I loved it so much and didn’t want to tell him that. I only thought different and new flavours are hard to try on everybody.
Step by Step Pictures for making Walnut Praline
1/2 cup Walnut
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Ghee
Keep a greased plate or a granite/ceramic board ready.
Heat a saucepan with sugar, simmer and keep stirring till the sugar melts and starts to caramelize.
Slowly add a tsp of water and stir well. When the mixture melts completely, add the ghee and combine.
The sugar syrup will start to come together, add the chopped walnuts.
Quickly transfer to the greased granite rolling board, using a rolling pin, quickly even it out.
The praline sets very quickly.
You can either enjoy it as such or break into tiny bits to top your ice cream