Makes 25 to 30 pralines. Recipe is from Maria P. Horcasitas, who puts a note asking that you pray for something good before eating the candy.
2 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbls. corn syrup
1 stick butter
2 cups pecans
1. Put all the ingredients except pecans in a 3-quart sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes. Test in cold water until it reaches the softball stage (234 to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer).
2. Add pecans, then pour on wax paper layered over a towel.