Making Homemade Italian Torrone

Learn how to make Torrone (Turron), an Italian nut and nougat confection that is centuries old. While very easy, this procedure does take about one and a half hours to complete, and most of that time is spent standing at the stove, stirring, but we promise you, it’s worth it. This recipe makes about 80 (1-inch) square pieces and this is what you need: 400 g honey (about 1 1/3 cups), 250 grams. white sugar (about 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons), 2 large egg whites, pinch salt, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 rounded tablespoon lemon zest, 3 cups roasted almonds (best if you use Marcona almonds), 1 cup roasted pistachio, 2 sheets ‘wafer’ paper (edible rice paper, you can find it on Amazon item number B00024WNVI). If you don’t use the wafer paper, you can just spray plastic wrap with oil, and that also works. Some people use cornstarch.

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