Torrones - a Christmas Time Nougat Candy

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 12-16


  • 2 23
    cups superfine sugar
  • 12
    cup water
  • 2
    egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 1
    teaspoon orange extract (optional)
  • 12
    cup candied fruit (optional)
  • candied fruit, garnish (optional)
  • 1
    cup sliced almonds


  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until candy thermometer registers at 260°F.
  • In an electric mixer, beat egg whites to form stiff peaks.
  • When sugar reaches 260°F pour slowly in a thin stream into egg whites, while mixer is running.
  • Add extracts and beat on medium speed for 13 minutes; then fold in candied fruit, if using, and mix for another 2 minutes.
  • Now fold in 1/2 cup sliced almonds.
  • Pour mixture in buttered and lightly dusted floured 9" pan.
  • Top with remaining almonds.
  • Let sit overnight and then cut into pieces.
  • Serve on a "festive" decorated plate.