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Monday, November 6, 2017

FOOD HACK: Quick and Easy Chewy Nougat

Nougats are delicious but usually you buy it from the store because it is too tedious to do it yourself at home with dangerous hot sugar and a thermometer. 

Here to the rescue!! This recipe is another game changer. One more hack for you to add it to your repertoire. With 1 secret ingredient... Marshmallows!

Nougats are basically hot sugar and egg whites, the marshmallow takes care both of those elements.

I would not say this is can replace a traditional torrone in any way but this is a quick fix if you are just craving for a little chewy candy or if you are trying to impress some family and friends when you make them as little handmade edible gifts. So lets get to the recipe....


Infographic Recipe will be updated soon!

Marshmallow Chewy Nougat
Yields 20 pieces (depending on cuts)

Ingredients
150g (5.3 oz) Mini marshmallows
30g (2 tbsp) Butter
85g (1/3 cup) Milk powder, unsweetened and sifted
100g Raw Almonds
Pinch of Salt
Rice paper

Method
1. Put almonds on a baking sheet and bake at 150° for 20 min until roasted. Let it cool
2. Line a tray with parchment paper/ foil sprayed with oil
3. Using a nonstick pan on low heat, melt the butter in the pan
4. Add in the marshmallows and salt and stir until melted and incorporated with butter
5. Add in milk powder and stir quickly until milk powder is not visible
6. Remove from heat and stir in almonds
7. Pour it into the lined tray, pack and form it into a rectangle shape with thickness around 1.5cm(1/2 inch)
8. Let it cool at room temperature to set
9. Cut nougat into long rectangles and wrap each one in rice paper

Tips
I. Cooking the marshmallow and butter mixture for longer before adding the milk powder to result a harder candy
II. Makes great party favours or edible gifts
III. You can use other nuts you like

Links to Supplies:

Silicone Spatula
Non-stick Pan
Rice Paper Wrappers
Powdered Milk




Hope you guys enjoy this weeks [How To's]
See you next week :)
 xo D

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