Langlois is a cooking school, chef's table restaurant and team-building facility all-in-one located in the Marigny Triangle.
At Langlois, one of our favorite dessert treats is the praline bite. It is our take on the traditional praline and is the lagniappe item on all of our menus. These treats can be refrigerated up to a month and kept in the freezer up to 3 or 4 months. When ready to consume from the refrigerator or freezer, just leave on the counter until room temperature, then enjoy.
Another added bonus is that they can be used as a garnish on a salad or yogurt or used as a pie crust.
Pecan Praline Bites Recipe
• non-stick spray
• egg - beaten
• 1 cup sugar, dark brown - packed
• 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
• 1 cup pecans - chopped
• 3/4 cup butter, unsalted - melted
Method of Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a non-stick mini muffin pan. Mix egg, dark brown sugar, flour and pecans together in a bowl. Slowly add in melted butter a little at a time, until the batter is not able to absorb any more. You may have butter left over. This will depend entirely on your humidity. Some flours will absorb more. The batter will be wet but still thick and look like a dough. It should not be runny. Pipe into mini muffin pan and fill each space 3/4 inch to the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Turn out onto a parchment lined sheet tray and allow to cool completely.
Recipe cannot be doubled. Cooking times may vary depending on altitude and humidity.
If you were to mix together the sugar, egg, and butter first before adding the flour and pecans you will create a more cake like pecan bite.