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1[mass noun] A smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture, used especially as a filling for chocolates:[as modifier] ‘white chocolate and praline cheesecake’
- ‘For dessert, we again shared a vanilla cheesecake, with praline and raspberry coulis, which had the best biscuit base I've tasted in a long time, and a topping which was as light as air.’
- ‘Hazelnuts, both in the dough and praline, can be substituted with other nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pecans.’
- ‘Hazelnuts, the main ingredient for praline, was a natural with caramel cake.’
- ‘The filling was a melange of apricot cream and caramelized nut praline.’
- ‘The only really good part of the dish was a little bed of toasted nut praline underneath the ice cream.’
- ‘Desserts were more down to earth and we had some excellent apple and pear tarte tatin with spiced ice cream and dark chocolate and praline silk cake.’
- ‘To top it off I chose a frozen hazelnut praline ice cream bombe with a caramelised sugar crust.’
- ‘Fold the egg whites, whipped cream and praline into the yolk/sugar mixture.’
- ‘I was so enthusiastic, in fact, that upon leaving I decided to buy my own jars of praline spread and raspberry preserves.’
- ‘When you hear people talk about crawfish étouffé, bourbon-cured salmon, red rice, sweet potato crème brûlée or praline bread pudding, the mind automatically goes to either the Low Country or New Orleans.’
- ‘Why not replace formulaic desserts like cheesecake with additional fresh choices like their praline parfait?’
- ‘Hazelnut praline snowball cookie combines hazelnut praline in the dough that has a lot of ground hazelnuts.’
- ‘That tart hasn't happened yet, but some of the pralines were put to good use in this pink praline chocolate cake, which I baked for my sister's birthday party a few days ago.’
- ‘Some people accidentally dropped their praline square into the melted chocolate, and tempting as it may be, it is not okay to fish for it with your hand.’
- ‘Dessert was a further rollcall of tradition and included lemon tart, apple crumble, apple tart, banoffi pie, praline cake and creme caramel.’
- ‘Spread the praline mixture on the oiled aluminum foil, and let stand until completely cool.’
- ‘Next to it on the plate lay a small slice of tarte, reminiscent of American pecan pie, sweet and sticky with a pleasant hint of praline bitterness.’
- ‘Other desserts include French apple tarts, New York cheesecake, and praline imperial.’
- ‘Well, we have this chocolate and caramel cake, we have this chocolate and praline cake, we have this chocolate and green tea cake, and we have this chocolate and chocolate cake.’
- ‘If you have to choose one entry in the ‘chocolat’ category, try the praline cake, which has a smooth, shiny top, like wet marble.’
- 1.1[count noun] A chocolate filled with praline:‘pralines laced with alcohol’
- ‘Got home threatening to binge on chocolates but only managed to down one praline before my vodka-soaked attention drifted.’
- ‘You could indulge in a special heart shaped Valentine chocolates and pick from specialty pralines including nougat mocha, walnut and caramel and coconut bounty.’
- ‘Some more chocolate pralines found their way into my home - and tummy - the other day.’
- ‘Right before serving I arranged three pralines (crunchy sugar-coated almonds) on top, and balanced a Croquant de Provence, a finger-shaped crunchy almond cookie, on the rim of the glass.’
- ‘She also recalled the legend of her great-grandmother who would rise before dawn each morning to make pralines and sell them on the docks of New Orleans in the 1860s.’
Early 18th century: from French, named after Marshal de Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675), the French soldier whose cook invented it.
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