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Turrón - Spain

17TH DECEMBER 2014

In Spain, the main meal during the Christmas period is held on Christmas Eve. This is known as Pavo Trufado de Navidad and usually includes truffle-stuffed turkey. 

Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy tucking into a piece of Turrón. Packed full of honey and toasted almonds, the Spanish treat is something for the whole family to enjoy.  

Prep time: Allow 3-4 days before serving
Serves: 12

Ingredients
1 egg white
200g honey
100g caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp ground cinnamon
200g almond kernels, toasted

Method

  • Whisk the egg white until fluffy and forms small peaks.
  • In a small saucepan, mix together the honey and sugar, and cook on a medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved and a thick mixture is formed.
  • Remove from the heat and fold in the egg white until smooth.
  • Add the lemon zest, cinnamon and almond kernels. Stir until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Line a container with a sheet of baking paper. Pour the mixture into the container and smooth out to about 1cm thick. Top with another baking sheet and weigh down using a chopping board.
  • Leave to dry – usually for 3-4 days – then cut into squares and serve. 


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