While being available all year along, turrones are a traditional Christmas treat in Spain and Italy where they are called torrone.

Recipe for 6 people:
  • 500g whole almonds
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 250g honey
  • 1 egg white
Peel all the almonds by putting them in boiling water for a couple minutes and plunging them into iced cold water.
Put the sugar into a thick bottom pot along with 1 tablespoon of water and cook it to a light, golden blond caramel. Take your pot of the heat and pour the honey into this caramel. Place your pot back on the heat and allow to cook for another few minutes. Then add the almonds. Whisk the egg white into a stiff and firm foam and delicately fold it to the caramelized almond mixture.
Take a well greased oven tray and pour this mixture onto it.
Bake into a preheated oven at its maximum 10 minutes.
Then take the oven dish out. Allow to cool down for a while then place in the fridge to harden.
Cut into squares.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free, suitable for pregnant women.