Magdalena de turrón (nougat cake)

Real Academia de Gastronomía

Real Academia de Gastronomía
Madrid, Spain

Celebrations in Spain, just as in other gastronomic cultures of the world, are closely associated with certain sweet recipes. One of these is "turrón" or nougat, some varieties of which have their own Protected Geographical Indication. These include turrón from Jijona (made with toasted almonds, sugar, and honey); Alicante (made with blanched almonds, whole almonds, and wafers); and Agramunt (made with almonds or hazelnuts, sugar, honey, and egg white, and usually shaped into a round disc). Commonly described as either "hard" or "soft," these are the most traditional kinds of turrón, but they are not the only ones. Producers have incorporated other new ingredients and it is now possible to find turrón made with chocolate, toasted egg yolk, cream and nuts, and candied fruit.

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  • Title: Magdalena de turrón (nougat cake)
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  • Restaurant: Azurmendi
  • Photographer: Fernando Madariaga / ICEX