I love Italian style soft and chewy nougat. Most of the time all I can find is the hard kind and so I decided to try making it myself. Not too bad for you either as desserts go since it starts with egg white and includes nuts and dried fruit. There’s quite a bit of sugar and honey, but I actually cut that back a bit and now I can have this special treat without much guilt. Feel free to make it your own by adding chocolate, dried fruits, or even citrus peel. I tried it with chocolate and it actually melted in, made cool looking swirls, and was really good. Let me know what you try.
You are supposed to use edible rice paper on both sides of this sticky treat. If you plan on packaging the nougat and giving it out to friends or storing it for a while, it would be wise to find some. I just used parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray and for serving in our house it was more than fine.
To make great nougat, you really need to have a plan. You have to be legit focused. And(!), consider yourself warned, there are going to be a few minutes when you can’t answer the front door, or even look at your phone – boiling hot sugar is no joke. I’m going to show you how to make a fluffy, cloud-like, vanilla nougat candy. Because if you’re going to eat candy now and then, it might as well be homemade. You need to read through the recipe in its entirety before starting, so you have a sense of where you’re headed. You’ll also need a candy thermometer.
Let’s get to the recipe.
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