Spanish turrón Traditional Spanish turrón may be classified as: • Hard / duro (the Alicante or Alacant variety, named after the city of Alacant): A compact block of
whole almonds in a mass of eggs, honey and sugar; 60% almonds.
The original Spanish recipe, which contained ingredients that were rare or expensive in Peru (such as almonds, rose water, orange blossom water, honey), was modified in a
variety of ways.
Turrón (Spanish: [tuˈron]), or torrone (Italian: [torˈroːne]), is a southwestern European 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.
Types Turrón itself can take on a variety of consistencies and appearances, however, they traditionally consisted of the same ingredients; the final product may be either
hard and crunchy, or soft and chewy.
They differ from the Spanish version in that a lower proportion of nuts is used in the confection.
In modern times, the name turrón has widened its meaning in Spain to include many other sweet preparations that, in common with traditional turrón, are sold in bars of around
20 x 10 x 3 cm.
• Soft / blando (the Jijona or Xixona variety, named after the city of Xixona): The almonds are reduced to a paste.
Philippine turrón Filipino masareal, a confection made from ground peanuts and syrup Filipino turón de mani, a type of dessert lumpia made of ground peanuts in a spring
roll wrapper Cashew turrón (Philippine Spanish: turrones de casúy; Spanish: turrones de anacardo) from Pampanga Province is a derivative.
Thirty years ago almost all turrón recipes followed the same specifications, but since the diversification of products there are currently dozens of varieties: chocolate with
puffed rice or whole almonds; all kinds of chocolate pralines, with or without liquor, candied fruits or whole nuts; fruit pralines; and even sugarless variations (sweetened with fructose or artificial sweeteners).
The recipe, which dates from at least 1700, includes orange blossom honey (from Calabria), almonds (from Sicily), egg whites, sugar, cocoa, and essential oil.
Traditional versions from Cremona, Lombardy, range widely in texture (morbido, soft and chewy, to duro, hard and brittle) and in flavor (with various citrus flavorings, vanilla,
etc., added to the nougat) and may contain whole hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios or only have nut meal added to the nougat.
Cuban turrón In Cuba, turrón de maní (peanut nougat) is a traditional sweet treat.
The modern confection might be derived from the Muslim recipe prevalent in parts of Islamic Spain known as turun, or even from an ancient Greek recipe.
 A derivative but very different street food is the turón, which is a dessert version of the Filipino lumpia.
The popular recipes have varied with time and differ from one region to the next.
 • Torrone di Mandorle (usually eaten around Christmas): blocks of chopped almonds in a brittle mass of honey and sugar.
Peruvian turrón Turrón de Doña Pepa In Peruvian cuisine turrón generally is soft and may be flavored with anise.
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