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    Almond Nougat

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    pieces

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    • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • red food coloring or green food coloring
    • 1/4 cup soft butter or 1/4 cup margarine
    • 1 cup toasted chopped almonds
    • 1/4 cup chopped candied cherry

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix first 4 ingredients in heavy saucepan.
    2. 2
      Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
    3. 3
      Cook,without stirring, until a small amount of the mixture dropped in cold water forms a hard ball (250-f).
    4. 4
      Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, in large bowl of electric mixer.
    5. 5
      Gradually beat in about one fourth (not more) of the syrup and continue beating until mixture holds its shape.
    6. 6
      Cook remaining syrup until a small amount of mixture separates into hard and brittle threads when dropped in cold water (300-f) gradually beat into first mixture, and continue beating until the mixture begins to hold its shape.
    7. 7
      Add flavoring and food coloring to tint a delicate shade.
    8. 8
      Beat in butter; continue beating until very thick and satiny.
    9. 9
      Stir in nuts and cherries.
    10. 10
      Press into a buttered 8x8x2" pan, smoothing top.
    11. 11
      Let stand until firm.
    12. 12
      Turn out of pan, and cut in 1 1/2" by 1" pieces.
    13. 13
      Wrap each piece individually in waxed paper.
    14. 14
      For best flavor, store several days in a cool place before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almond Nougat

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 355.5
     
    Calories from Fat 90
    25%
    Total Fat 10.0 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    3%
    Sodium 150.3 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 68.3 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 45.3 g
    181%
    Protein 3.1 g
    6%

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    candied cherries

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