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    Turron De Dona Pepa

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    realbirdlady's Note:

    Turron is a nougat candy, known for at least 500 years in Spain. It probably originated with the Moors, but came to be typically eaten as a Christmas treat. The Spaniards carried it to their colonies, where many local variations developed. Turron de Dona Pepa is associated with the city of Lima and its Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles) festival. Dona Pepa was an african slave who received the recipe in a dream after being cured of paralysis in her arms. This version is from

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    Serves: 16


    9x9 tur ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      In a boiler, bring chancaca, water, orange rind and cloves to boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until mixture forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water or reaches 238° F (113° C) on a candy thermometer. Cool.
    2. 2
      While the syrup is cooking, preheat oven to 350°F.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, mix salt into flour.
    4. 4
      Cut butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
    5. 5
      Add egg yolks and aniseed water. Knead dough until soft.
    6. 6
      Take small portions of dough and roll, on a ligtly floured surface, into sticks about 1/2 x 9 inches.
    7. 7
      Transfer sticks to a greased baking sheet, placing them 1 inch apart.
    8. 8
      Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool.
    9. 9
      Place sticks on a serving dish, one beside the other, in one layer. Pour cold syrup on top. Place a second layer of sticks crosswise and pour syrup. Repeat a third layer and cover with the rest of syrup.
    10. 10
      Decorate with sprinkles or dragees if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Turron De Dona Pepa

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 360.0
    Calories from Fat 113
    Total Fat 12.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 65.9 mg
    Sodium 240.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 27.4 g
    Protein 4.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    anise water

    orange rind


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