Torrone - white nougat from Italy

Torrone - white nougat

Torrone - white nougat from Italy

The Arabs invented this specialty. They brought the white nougat with nuts to Spain. There it is called turrón. There are different types of nougat in Spain. One of the most famous is the Alicante turrón. The sweet spread from Spain via France to Italy and even to Turkey. French white nougat is sold in the markets in the south of France. We also got to know the white nougat on our travels in Northern Europe. In Aachen the Nougat animal dress Dutch nougat. White nougat is also known in Belgium. Italian nougat is often placed between wafers. You can buy torrone. You can also make it yourself with our torrone recipe. The preparation is easy.




Nougat is very popular in Sicily. This shot shows how differently nougat can be prepared. Pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts or almonds were used here. There is also soft nougat or hard nougat. What kind of torrone you like is a matter of taste.


Sicilian torrone
Torrone Siciliano from Catania Photo: John, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Torrone is traditionally made from almonds, egg white, honey and sugar. They are used to make tablets or cakes. Other flavor ingredients are possible. For this you use chocolate (as a coating), candied fruit or nut varieties.


If you want to make white nougat yourself, this is very easy. You can easily try this out with our torrone recipe.

Make white nougat yourself

Ingredients for 40 pieces:

  • 550 grams of sugar
  • 200 grams of light honey
  • four tablespoons of water
  • two egg whites
  • two pinches of salt
  • 500 grams of skinless almonds
  • eight square baking wafers


Preparation of Torrone:

Heat the sugar, honey, and water to 145 degrees Celsius while stirring, until the sugar has melted. The mixture shouldn't get hotter because the sugar shouldn't caramelize. The best way to control the heat is with a kitchen thermometer.

Now you beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff, until a knife cut remains visible. Then slowly stir in the hot sugar liquid with the whisk. Then you lift the almonds underneath.

Let the dough cool down a bit and then use the rolling pin to spread the mixture on the wafers. Then you cover the dough with a second wafer. Finally, cut the nougat bar into small pieces with a sharp knife.

No matter whether you make or buy torrone yourself, the white nougat is definitely a good ingredient for the pastry plate - whether at Christmas time or during the year.


Make white nougat yourself
Click on the photo and then note "Make white nougat yourself" on Pinterest Photo: Alberto PisoCC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Torrone - white nougat from Italy

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.