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Turron ...


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Spanish Food Recipes ... tasty turrón



What, exactly, is turrón?

Well, it's a sort of sweet, candy or nougat, made mainly out of almonds and honey, whose origins go back to the sweet-toothed Moorish conquerors of Spain.

Nowadays, it's recognised very much as Spain's Christmas-time sweet.

You'll discover numerous varieties on offer in shops but, basically, there are two main types ...

A brittle, hard type of turrón ... and a soft one.

Both are delicious - the ideal ending to a celebration meal, accompanied by a small cup of coffee.

Is any one Spanish area particularly well-known for producing turrón?...

Yes, in fact most turrón comes from Alicante Province, where I live - in particular, around Jijona.

Not so long ago, we visited a turrón factory. It was wonderfully clean and well-organized ... and the products superb!

Below, you'll find a simple recipe for home-made turrón, so that you can enjoy it anytime, and not just at Christmas.

In fact, it's one of the sweet tapas recipes in my Spanish Tapas Kindle Book ... along with 299 other amazingly simple tapas recipes. Most of them savory, of course.

But, now for your home-made turrón recipe ...


Spanish Food Recipes - Turrón Casero

Ingredients

  • 200 gr almonds - roasted, peeled, chopped
  • 200 gr walnuts - peeled, chopped
  • 200 gr peanuts - peeled
  • 400 gr honey
  • 300 gr mixed dried/candied fruits - chopped

Method

  • Place nuts and fruit in electric mixer and mix well.
  • Stir in honey.
  • Place cling film in baking tray, overlapping well at edges.
  • Press mixture firmly into tray with spoon.
  • Cover top with overlapping cling film.
  • Place weight or something heavy on top.
  • Leave for 24-48 hours.
  • Remove weight.
  • Cut into small pieces and serve.


Be sure to check out more mouth-watering, traditional Spanish recipes on this page. Enjoy!


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