The Soft Chocolate Turrón is one of my favourite Christmas dessert, especially if it's made at home with genuine ingredients and with Thermomix help....it makes everything easier!
In fact I thought that it was an enormous job, but luckily that's not the case :-). Anna Landolfi from Napoli suggested me this recipe and I immediately decided to try it. I got a unique verdict from both my daughters and my husband. They are my best judges and they all said this turrón is a real delicacy!
Turrón is a nougat confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake.
Turrón is a delicious dessert with a very ancient story behind it. It dates back to the Roman times, as we can read on some Titus Livius texts. Turrón comes from Latin “torreo” which means "to roast" referring to the roasted almonds and hazelnuts.
It is typically consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert in Italy and it can be served in different forms: hard, soft, with almonds ("mandorlato") or with hazelnuts ("nocciolato").
Softness depends on the quantity of sugar and honey and on the cooking time: for example hard turron may be cooked for 12 hours, while soft turron is usually cooked for 2 hours or less.
If you are looking for some recipes involving honey, try these Honey Biscuits. I suggest you this Apple Yogurt Cake with Hazelnuts if you like hazelnuts, the tasty Baci Perugina Chocolates and, to keep to the point of Christmas desserts, the Vanillekipferl Christmas Biscuits.
Ingredients- 250 g Shelled Hazelnuts
- 120 g Dark Chocolate
- 100 g Honey
- 130 g Sugar
- 1 Spoon Water
How to prepare the Soft Chocolate TurrónPut chocolate in pieces into the mixing bowl. 10 Sec. Speed 7.
Add honey, sugar and water. 7 Min 90°C Speed 4.
Pour this mixture in a pan, add hazelnuts and mix well.
Pour this mixture in a Plum Cake baking pan (25cmx6cm) covered with greaseproof paper.
Put in the fridge and let it cool for at least 3-4 hours.
Cut into slices and serve!
Other recipes for the Soft Chocolate Turrónhttp://www.ecucinando.it/torrone-morbido-al-cioccolato-t5853.html
Other recipes for the preparation of the Soft Chocolate Turrón without Thermomix(Italian language)
You may use a very handy silicone pan so that you can give your turrón a more elegant shape. Why don't you try to place your turrón in a Christmas-shaped silicon pan? You will have both a useful and tasty Christmas gift to give to your friends!
Translated from the Italian recipe
Torrone Morbido al Cioccolato Bimby