Okay, I seriously like nougat a lot...a very a lot. It's so festive! And yummy. Every once in a while I will splurge on prettily wrapped bags of nougats to nibble on, bags that empty way too quickly into the tummy of the nearest nougat addict. (Umm...that would probably be me.)
The problem I found was that I always wanted to eat a LOT of nougat, darnit that honey scented soft fluffy whiteness interspersed with the nutty crunch of roasted nuts makes it just simply irresistible and addictive. So I figured if I wanted to eat a LOT of nougie maybe I should try to make some at home and pig out standing in the comfort of my own kitchen.
But then I got discouraged cuz there was a lot of stuff in nougat making like sugar 'crack' stage and glucose syrup and so on and I thought, meh...this is too hard. (I've been struggling with sugar work...more on that later.) But then...then I found a classic nougat recipe that was really simple and straightforward to make, only three ingredients! and a bit of time. With this traditional recipe I made my own Almond Nougat Candy (just in time for wrapping up as gorgeous homemade Christmas gifts! After I nosh my way through the first batch, that is...) and what can I say, it's soooo yummilicious! Gosh darn it, this freshly made nougat, just soft enough to be deliciously chewy, really beats the socks off anything you can buy in the stores!