I love Torrone. It is a honey flavored treat that is easy to make as long as you follow the steps. In this Torrone I used toasted almonds and mixed dried fruit. One great thing about making your own treats is you can change the add-ins and make something new and exciting! I hope you try this delicious treat!
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup sugar (for the egg whites)
- 2 cups honey
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups toasted almonds and mixed fruit
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon grated orange or lemon peel (I used orange zest, this step is optional)
First you want to toast your almonds at 350* for 5 minutes, set aside. Then put them into a bowl, add the fruit, 1 tablespoon of zest and the vanilla. Now set aside.
First prepare your 9×13 pan. Spray well, if you have rice paper for candy making, line it with that on top of the spray.
Put your egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar in your mixer bowl and use the whisk attachment to whip the whites to a soft peak.
Now put your honey and sugar into a deep saucepan and combine well. Turn to high heat and cook it to 300*. I have an instant read thermometer, or you can use a candy thermometer, just make sure it is accurate. (don’t ask me how I know…LOL)
Make sure you have your egg whites to a soft peak so when your syrup gets to 300 you are ready to pour the syrup into your mixer bowl, making sure to pour against the side of the bowl so no syrup hits the whisk attachment, or it will throw the syrup all over.
When your honey mixture is at 300*, take it over to your mixer bowl, turn the mixer to high and pour your syrup into the egg whites. They will become very fluffy, then deflate some, just keep mixing on high till it gets very thick and glossy and has a ribbon. Now stop the mixer and clean off the whisk, put on the paddle and turn on high again for about 5 minutes or so till you feel the sides of the bowl have cooled some as it whips. Now turn the mixer to low and add the nut/fruit mixture to the Torrone.
Now take the paddle off and pour the Torrone into your prepared pan. You can use cornstarch on your hands to press the Torrone into the pan. Try to make it as flat as possible on the top. Now set it aside to cool for about 3 hours.
Now you are ready to cut the Torrone. Turn it out of the pan onto a cutting board. Oil your knife so you can cut through more easily. Cut into the desired pieces. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap.
Now you can enjoy your Torrone! Sooooo good!
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It really is delicious! I hope you try it !