What is turrón from Spain made of?

Turron de Navidad is a traditional Spanish candy consisting of only three ingredients: almonds, honey and egg white. It’s super-simple, sweet flavor is a special treat at Christmas time.

What is turrón Spain?

Turron (or turrón as it is correctly spelt in Spanish) is Spanish nougat and comes in various forms. The two classics are turron de Alicante, which has whole nuts in a kind of honey candy. It’s hard and brittle and while tasty, I always worried I was about to break a tooth on it.

Is turrón soft or hard?

Turrón de Jijona is soft and chewy. The almonds are ground to a paste before they’re stirred into the honey and egg whites. The oil released from grinding the nuts keeps the nougat soft.

How is turrón made?

Alicante or turrón duro is made by roasting, then chopping the almonds and mixing with honey. The mixture is then simmered overheat and stirred constantly with large wooden spoons. Egg whites are added to bind the mixture, and it is cooled.

How is turron made?

Is turrón a marzipan?

A marzipan lover’s dream, this turrón is also known as turrón de Yema. It’s a delicious turrón made up of ground almonds (58%), local honey, vanilla, egg yolks, and a dash of white chocolate. If that wasn’t enough, this turron is finished with a caramelized (burnt) soft sugar crust on each side.

Where is turrón originally from?

Turrón is a very old, traditional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) origin. It has been a popular sweet for centuries, even outside Spain’s borders. It is said that the Moors invented turrón over 500 years ago in Jijona, a small town about 30 miles or so north of Alicante.

How do you make almond nougat candy?

7 Ingredients

  1. 4 sheets (about 15.5 x 23.5cm each) edible rice paper.
  2. 200g blanched almonds.
  3. 560g (2 1/2 cups) sugar.
  4. 80ml (1/3 cup) water.
  5. 1 500g jar glucose syrup (Colonial Farms brand)
  6. 2 egg whites, at room temperature.
  7. 1 tsp vanilla essence.