How to Make Apricot and Almond Nougat

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Aug. 19, 2013

Sweet, chewy, nutty and crunchy, it doesn't get much better than this as far as sweets are concerned. This French-style nougat is the very definition of a treat and couldn't be easier to make! Very few ingredients required, and very little effort - the one "care" point is that you should be careful not to under, or over, boil the sugar. Too little or too much heat and you could very well end up with a puddle of sugar, or worse - a rock hard, inedible sticky block. For this, sugar thermometers are a must!

Ingredients

Glucose syrup 500 Gram (Honey
Caster sugar 500 Gram
Whole almonds 250 Gram
Dried apricots 150 Gram
Water 100 Milliliter
Egg whites 3 Medium , beaten

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.

2. Prepare a wafer paper lined square sided baking tray, set aside.

MAKING

3. Place the almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

4. Once done remove and allow it to cool, once cool place it on the chopping board along with the apricot and chop both roughly.

5. In a large saucepan combine sugar, glucose syrup and water, stir everything, and place the thermometer in the saucepan.

6. Over high heat bring the sugar mixture to a boil, occasionally stirring, reduce the heat and continue to soft boil the sugar, do not stir.

7. In the meantime, using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

8. When the sugar mixture reaches 124 degrees C turn off the heat and add the egg whites, continue to whisk.

9. Add the chopped almonds and apricots and then stir until well combined. Pour the mixture in the baking tray, spread it evenly and gently press another sheet of wafer paper on top.

10. Set aside in a cool place for 4 hours to set, after 4 hours it ready to be served.

SERVING

11. Serve the Apricot and Almond Nougat immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 663Calories from Fat 130

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 117 mg4.88%

Total Carbohydrates 130 g43.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 90 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet