Do you have some time at hand? Maybe even a bit more? Fine! ‘Cause I tried something new. Something that needs a bit more of your precious time. It’s called white nougat (although mine didn’t really reach that whitish colour). Some of you might even recognize it as Italian torrone. Anyways, this super sweet and sticky treat is made of honey and egg whites and is mixed with nuts and dried fruits.
Preparing white nougat has been totally new territory for me. I did not know what ingredients were needed and I didn’t know how to mix them together. Hence, I had to look that up. There are so many amazing recipes out there but this one from Food52 has been my favorite. It’s simply made without technical devices such as a candy thermometer. Only a few pots, a whisk or electric mixer and a wooden spoon are needed. There is only one deficit: It takes some time. Actually it takes 75 minutes of stirring and a few hours of waiting for it to set. But it’s worth the effort. You can say that you’ve made white nougat the traditional way. And isn’t that something to be proud of?
I added some pistachios and cranberries for some extra dash of colour. But feel free to use whatever types of nuts and dried fruits you want. So, here comes my slightly altered recipe for white nougat:
Oh! If you decide to use a brighter kind of honey (like acacia honey) instead of wild brown honey, the odds are good that your nougat really turns out white.
with this in mind,