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Nougats recipe

Chewy nougat candy squares with toastedslivered almonds.

Recipe: Nougats

4 1/2 cups granulated sugar – divideduse
4 1/4 cups light corn syrup – divided use
1/4 cup water
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 cups slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Combine 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cup lightcorn syrup, and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heatand bring to a boil, about 5 to 7 minutes. Then cook, withoutstirring to the soft ball stage, about 238°F (115°C),which should take about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Beategg whites to soft peaks and gradually pour in the syrup mixture;beat until stiff. Set aside.
  • Line 2 (8-inch) baking pans with aluminumfoil; extending the foil over the edges. Sprinkle with cornstarch.
  • In a heavy saucepan cook 3 cups sugarand 3 cups light corn syrup and bring to a boil, about 10 minutes.Continue to cook without stirring until the mixture reaches thesoft crack stage, about 272°F (135°C), about 15 minutes.
  • Slowly add to the egg white mixture andmix until blended. Stir in melted butter, blanched slivered almonds,and salt.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and chill untilfirm.
  • Use the foil to lift the candy from thepan to a cutting board. If the edges are too sticky, dust lightlywith cornstarch.

    Makes 32 pieces.


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    1 Comment

    Simply

    If you add lots of dried fruit and leave it a few days it will soften a little and not be such a jawbreaker, if you like hard nougat then just add nuts. State f.addEventListener?


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