Torrone - white nougat from Italy

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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.


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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, it's very easy. You can easily try this out with our torrone recipe, for example.

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 any hotter because the sugar shouldn't caramelize. The best way to check the heat is with a kitchen thermometer.

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

Then let the dough cool down a little and then roll the mixture out onto the wafers using the rolling pin. Then cover the dough with a second wafer. Finally, cut the nougat bar into small pieces with a sharp knife.

No matter whether you make torrone yourself or buy it, the white nougat is definitely a good ingredient for the pastry plate - it doesn't matter 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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Torrone - white nougat from Italy

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn