lso called torrone and turrón, nougat is widely known and adored sweet treat. The most popular is one with almonds, but today I am making delicious pistachio and raspberry nougat!
Nougat is delicious, chewy candy bar made of sugar, honey, egg whites, roasted nuts and sometimes dried fruits. Turrón is made in Spain, nougat de Montélimar in France, torrone or mandorlato in Italy, and in Croatia we make mandulat.
Depending on the sugar and honey ratio, as well as the cooking time and temperature, nougat can be soft or firm. Since I already have a post on making soft , this time I decided to make firm nougat. Also, besides roasted pistachios, I added some freeze-dried raspberries to balance the sweetness.
To make this yummy candy, make sure to prepare everything in advance – weigh all the ingredients, prepare the pan, roast your pistachios and keep them warm, have your candy thermometer ready and all the spatulas on hand. Once your syrup is done, you won’t have time to look for the pan, wafer paper or a spatula. You will need to work fast because your nougat will become denser as it cools down.
Once it is set, use sharp serrated knife to cut it into desired pieces. Nougat is an amazing edible gift, just wrap it in cellophane and decorate with some nice ribbon. Or – don’t share your nougat and nibble it for a couple of months! It keeps well if you wrap it and store in cool and dry place. Enjoy!
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