Turron, Traditional Spanish Recipe – An Original Gift

Turron is a typical Spanish, nougat style, delight available all over the Christmas period.  Turron flavors are diverse and there are many different varities including chocolate, truffle, lemon, cherry brandy, whiskey and so much more.   Many people gift turron to family, friends and neighbors, but this easy recipe for traditional Spanish Christmas Turron, including honey and almonds,  can be easily adapted with your favorite ingredients for an original gift this Christmas time.

Ingredients for Traditional Spanish Christmas Turron Recipe:

• 1 cup orange blossom honey
• 1 cup finely ground almonds
• 2 egg yolks
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
• 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
• 1 egg white, beaten stiff

Method for Traditional Spanish Christmas Turron Recipe:

Pour the honey into a saucepan and warm over a medium-low heat to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Stir the almonds into the warm honey and remove from the heat.

Mix the egg yolks, cinnamon, and lemon zest into the almonds. Fold the egg white into the mixture.

Line a dish with parchment paper. Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and smooth to a 1/2-inch layer.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the mixture and then place a cutting board over the paper; place a few items on top of the cutting board to give it some weight.

Once your traditional Spanish  turron has been left to dry for 3 days – cut into 1-inch squares to serve.

This Spanish sweet delicacy is best accompanied with a glass of sweet fortified dessert wine such as Moscatel or even a sweet cava.

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