Roasted almond nougat

Roasted almond nougat

Turron de almendra

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Spanish Made Simple
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Let’s talk about Christmas. In Spain we have some of the same traditions as in the UK and US, but different ingredients: Spanish Christmas songs, food and, of course, sweets. In all homes across Spain, we have turrón to finish a copious dinner. You could say that turrón is the Spanish fruit cake.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g good quality raw almonds, Skinless, Ideally spanish, such as marcona
1 egg white
200g honey
100g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Spread the raw almonds over a roasting tray and roast them for 3–4 minutes, until lightly golden. Set aside to cool, then crush in a food processor. Be careful not to pulverize the almonds as they will release juices and oils that are needed for a good consistency later on.
  3. Whisk the egg white in a clean, grease-free bowl until it is an opaque white foam. This will take a few minutes with an electric whisk or in a mixer.
  4. Put the honey, sugar and cinnamon into a heavy-based pan over a low-medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until the sugar has melted with the honey. Remove from the heat and add the egg foam, little by little, whisking and mixing continuously. Place the pan back over a low heat and add the crushed almonds, a little at a time, still stirring and mixing with a wooden spoon or a spatula as the mixture thickens, for no longer than 5 minutes.
  5. If your mixture splits for some reason, you can blend this mix in the food processor again for 30 seconds and it will come back together.
  6. Pour the mixture into a rectangular silicone mould or a baking tin lined with baking parchment, and use a spatula to push and spread the mixture level and into the corners. Cover with parchment paper and rest a heavy bag of rice or similar on top to weight it down. Let set in a cold environment for at least 24 hours.
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