Discover the Irresistible World of Praliné: From Crunchy Nuts to Creamy Delights!

By Apurvi Bansal

Praliné, the luscious concoction made from caramelised nuts, has been captivating taste buds for centuries. Whether it's the velvety smoothness of hazelnut praliné or the delightful crunch of almond praliné, this delectable treat is a true indulgence for dessert lovers.

The process of making praliné involves carefully caramelising nuts and blending them into a creamy paste. The result is a harmonious blend of sweetness and nuttiness that elevates any dessert to new heights. From classic praliné-filled chocolates to praliné-infused cakes and pastries, the possibilities are endless.

One of the most beloved applications of praliné is in chocolate-making. The combination of rich, velvety chocolate and the nutty goodness of praliné creates a match made in heaven. Whether it's a praliné-filled bonbon or a chocolate bar with a praliné layer, these treats are sure to satisfy even the most discerning chocolate lover.

But praliné doesn't stop at chocolates. It's also a fantastic addition to ice creams, mousses, and even spreads. Imagine a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with ribbons of hazelnut praliné, or a slice of toast generously spread with almond praliné. The possibilities for culinary creativity are truly endless.

So, whether you're a fan of the velvety smoothness or the delightful crunch, praliné is a treat that is sure to please. Indulge your senses and explore the irresistible world of praliné today!

Difference Between Praline and Praliné

Praliné is a creamy and indulgent paste made from caramelized nuts, typically almonds or hazelnuts. It has a rich, nutty flavour and a smooth texture, making it a popular ingredients in desserts like chocolates, pastries, and Ice creams. It adds a delightful crunch and a burst of nutty sweetness to any treat.
Whereas, Praline is a sweet treat made by combining nuts, usually almonds or hazelnuts, with sugar. The nuts are coated in caramelised sugar, resulting in a crunchy and flavourless confection. It can be used as a topping, filling or enjoyed on its own as a delicious snack.

You're absolutely right! Praline and praliné are indeed different. Praline typically refers to a type of confection made with caramelised nuts, while praliné usually refers to a creamy paste made from caramelised nuts and sugar. They have similar ingredients but different textures and uses in culinary applications. Praline is often used as a filling or topping, while praliné is commonly used as a base for desserts like cakes and pastries.


Almond Praline:

40gm Sugar

7ml Water

1/4tsp Vanilla Extract

45gm Almonds, Roasted

Hazelnut Praline:

40gm Sugar

7ml Water

45gm Hazelnuts, Roasted

1tsp Oil, flavourless (If it gets difficult to process it into paste)


For Almond Praline

  • In a pan take 40gm of Sugar add 7ml water 
  • Keep the pan on low heat and let the sugar melt and caramelise to golden brown in colour we are using wet caramel method to make praline
  • Once done add 1/4tsp Vanilla Extract which is optional mix it in 
  • Now add 45gm of Roasted Almonds, you can lightly roast in a pan.
  • Mix them in such that the caramel coats the almonds well
  • Now transfer this to a silicon mat or a baking paper 
  • Spread it thin with the help of my spatula so that it can cool faster
  • Once it cools and hardens, chop it into smaller pieces doing so make it easier to grind it into a paste 
  • Transfer the smaller pieces into a blender and blend it
  • Check it every minute or so, with the help of the spatula scrape sides and blend it further till you get a smooth paste.
  • It may take time in your home mixer grinders but keep in mind not to over work your appliance if it turn hot switch it off wait for the motor to cool down and then proceed.
  • Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate till use.

For the Hazelnut praline, The method is pretty much the same.

  • In a pan add  40gm sugar and 7ml water let it caramelise here, we are not adding any vanilla extract.
  • Now add 45gm of roasted Hazelnut and mix it with spatula such that they are properly coated with caramel 
  • Transfer to a silicon mat and let them cool
  • Once cooled chop into smaller pieces and grind them to make praline
  • If, it is difficult to process the caramelised hazelnut into paste, add 1tsp of flavourless Oil.
  • Once done transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate till use.

Our Almond and Hazelnut praline are ready!


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