Today I made Nougat for the first time. The reason for making the nougat is actually for another recipe I want to try called Thermomade Toblerone by The Road to Loving my Thermomix. This nougat was so easy to make and delicious I had to share it!
Here is the recipe I used (it was recommended by The Road to Loving my Thermomix)
by Janice Edwards (Thermomix Recipe Community)
What You Need
Body of Nougat
1 egg white
400 g honey
200 g nuts of your choice, Pistachio, almond, macadamia etc all work well
50 g white cooking chocolate, optional to make it more chewy
2 to 4 piece confectionary rice paper
What To Do
1 – 1 egg white – 2 sec, speed 2,
2 – Add 400 grams honey, then put butterfly in, 60 mins, 100 degrees, Speed 2, leave MC off!
3 -Take butterfly out, add in 200 grams of nut mixture*, stir in with spatula
4 – On a flat tray, place a piece of baking paper, then a sheet of rice paper* down, spoon mixture liberally over rice paper.
5 – Place another piece of rice paper on top, followed by a piece of baking paper and roll out to desired thickness.
6 – Let set in fridge for approximately half an hour then slice up, trimming all edges first, then into 2-3cm strips.
*Nut mixture – Can be anything you want really – pistachios, almonds, ginger, hazelnuts, glazed cherries and more, or even a mixture of many of these. Make sure you slightly toast your nut selection first before adding to mixture.
* To make the nougat more soft and chewy in my nut mixture I add 50grams of white cooking chocolate.
*Rice paper, make sure you get the ‘sweet’ one, not the one used for spring rolls, it is a rough paper feel to it, and can be found in some fruit markets (Minchinbury Fruit market is where I get mine) or Asian grocer.