Recipe for Turrón de Jijona or Turrón Blando (soft nougat)

Recipe for Turrón de Jijona or Turrón Blando (soft nougat)

With this recipe for homemade Jijona nougat, you can make your own soft nougat at home in a simple way and with a natural and healthy result.

INGREDIENTS

To make our homemade Jijona nougat we will need:

  • 600 g of skinless almonds. If you can find marcona almonds they are the best.
  • 100 g of honey
  • 150 g of icing sugar

STEP-BY-STEP PREPARATION OF HOMEMADE JIJONA NOUGAT

1. First toast the almonds in a frying pan without oil. Stir constantly, being very careful not to burn them. Remove the frying pan from the heat when they are a little toasted.

2. Grind the almonds in the blender, you can grind them completely, although I prefer to leave some small pieces unground to give a more authentic touch to the nougat.

3. Heat the honey in a saucepan until it thickens a little, be careful not to let it stick to the pan. When it darkens, add the icing sugar and stir until it forms a paste. Then add the ground almonds and stir vigorously until everything is integrated.

4. Pour the dough into a mould previously lined with cling film and leave to cool. Place something heavy on top, such as a casserole dish, so that the almonds release their oil and the nougat becomes compact. The next day, remove the oil and spread a thin layer of melted honey on top to give the nougat a more toasted colour. Leave to dry and it is ready to eat.

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Oche Aranda is a Spanish chef, born in Malaga. Trained in several of Spain's best restaurants, such as El Cortijo in the 5 Stars Hotel La Bobadilla (Granada) or Los Girasoles in Alicante. He has also worked with the prestigious Chef Jean-Claude Bourgueil in his restaurant 'Im Schiffchen' in Germany and has been a lecturer in the School of Hospitality in Seville. After accumulating all this experience he decided to lead his own project, opening the restaurant 'el Hans' in Vienna, with which he was awarded with a kitchen hat from the renown Gault-Millau Guide.
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