Soft nougat pieces
Christmas holiday is just around the corner, and I cannot wait!
I have a week and a half off, and all I’m doing is seeing family and loved ones, eating, drinking and exchanging gifts. It’s the best, yes a bit stressful at times, but nevertheless an amazing time of year.
Sillas and I are kicking the holidays off with an open house get together for all our friends on Sunday. Drinking mouled wine and eating Danish Christmas cakes all day. Fun fun fun!
I’m spending Christmas Eve with my parents. My mum asked if I would bring some of my homemade Christmas candy. And of course I’ll do that, we always have homemade candy in the house for Christmas, it would be weird if we didn’t.
I made these nougat-almond pieces that I know my parents will love. They are actually my favorite too of all the candy I’ve made this year.
There are a few different types of nougat out there. When you google nougat, you get the white chewy nougat. But that is not the type of nougat that we use here in Denmark. The type that we use is soft hazelnut nougat. It’s a bit like Nutella but a lot more firm. Adding toasted almonds, like I have done here, just lifts it to a another yummy level.
400 g Marzipan
• 200 g Soft Nougat
• 100 g almond slivers
• 100 g Dark Chocolate
Toast the almonds on a baking sheet in the oven at 150 ° C for 15 minutes until lightly golden.
Roll out the marzipan and put it then in a square container. I rolled it out to about 2 mm thick.
Melt the nougat in a bain marie and add the toasted almonds. Pour the nougat mixture over the marzipan.. Put it in the refrigerator until it is firm (about 30 minutes).
Melt the dark chocolate before spreading it on top of the nougat.
Let it harden and then remove the entire piece out of the mold and turn it upside down. Then spread chocolate over the marzipan and let it set in the refrigerator.
Once the chocolate has hardened cut into desired size.
Enjoy and happy holidays!