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Dec 24, 2008 09:00 AM

I want to make pralines today but......

it is a cold snowy day in the pacific northwest. The humidity is 82% outside, but I don't know what it is inside. I have always heard not to make pralines or fudge if the humidity is above 60%. Do I dare?

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  1. You can do it but the texture will be slightly gritty for a few days while the humidity of the cookies stabilize. I would cook the cook 5 degrees higher then the recipe calls for to compensate for the extra atmospheric humidity.

    1. Don't even think about it. The day must be clear, sunny, and dry. If the weather is not causing frizzies, split ends, and dry-itchy-scaly skin, it is NOT a good day to make candy.

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      1. re: jerry i h

        I agree, though somehow I can make fudge and caramel in any eather. Note to OP: Pralines are great, but don't keep them around very along. They quickly get grainy.