Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 90

"Pratzels": After having some good eats at the Sweet Auburn Market food truck event this past Thursday, me and the GF decided to take a look around inside the market. Most of the vendors were already closed for the day, but there were a couple that were still going. Right inside the front door, we noticed "Miss D's New Orleans Pralines," which was a dessert shop that sold homemade popcorn, candies, and various other treats. As we looked at Miss D's products, the GF noticed something that neither of us had heard of: "pratzels." These were basically homemade crunchy pretzels with a sweet praline coating. I remember my dad loving pralines and cream ice cream when I was a kid, but I've never known what pralines exactly are.
According to Wikipedia, pralines are "usually made by combining sugar (often brown), butter, and cream or buttermilk in a pot on medium-high heat, and stirring constantly, until most of the water has evaporated and it has reached a thick texture with a brown color." I tried a bite of the "pratzel," and it was pretty much like a standard one, but the coating of homemade pralines gave it a sweet and salty crunch. The pralines reminded me a bit of butterscotch, but with a nuttier consistency. Really tasty, and me and the GF quickly devoured the bag with ease.

I'm glad I finally know what pralines are made of, and if you're ever in the Sweet Auburn Market, check out Miss D's.


  1. Pretty soon you will be visiting places called "The Fudgery" or the "Fudge Boat".

  2. Haha, true. I have a lot more eating to do.