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Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December

Stephany Sánchez
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Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December
Christmas nougats

Christmas nougats are a type of Italian dessert that is commonly consumed in European countries during the Christmas season. In these, different types of nuts are used such as almonds, walnuts, peanuts, among others.

Next, we will explain how to make them easily and using few ingredients.

Almond nougat

It is the typical German Christmas dessert that is present in the Christmas gastronomy of different countries such as Europeans or Latinos.

Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December
Almond nougat

Ingredients

  • 350 grams of almonds

  • 440 grams of sugar

  • 125 cc of water

  • 50 grams of glucose

  • 250 grams of honey

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 leaves host

Steps for the elaboration

  1. Place the almonds on a tray and take them to the oven to toast them. Once you notice that they give off a pleasant smell and are toasted, remove from the oven.

  2. Put 400 grams of sugar in a saucepan, followed by 125 cc of water and 90 grams of glucose.

  3. Leave the saucepan on the stove over low heat, but without stirring or touching the contents of the saucepan.

  4. Pour the honey into another saucepan and place it on the stove over low heat and let it heat up.

  5. Separate the yolks from the eggs and reserve the whites.

  6. When you notice that small bubbles form in the syrup, it will be time to beat the whites until stiff.

  7. When the syrup reaches exactly 148 degrees, it will be time to remove it from the heat.

  8. When the honey reaches 120 degrees, remove it from the heat as well.

  9. While you continue beating the whites with the help of the electric mixer, add the syrup, letting it fall little by little, in the form of a thread.

  10. Repeat the same procedure for the syrup, that is, while you continue beating the meringue, drop the honey little by little in the form of a thread.

  11. Add the almonds and stir with the help of a trowel to integrate them.

  12. Let it warm up a bit and meanwhile, prepare the host leaves.

  13. Place a host plate on a tray or smooth surface and spread the mixture with almonds on it.

  14. Place a second host sheet on top of the spread mixture and flatten to the desired thickness.

  15. Take the nougat to the refrigerator and leave it there until it cools completely or hardens.

  16. Cut with a damp knife and enjoy.

Peanut nougat

Although this is not a typical type of nougat for Christmas holidays, it is cheaper than the previous one and is just as delicious.

Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December
Peanut nougat

Ingredients

  • 250 grams of roasted peanuts.

  • 250 grams of sugar.

Steps for the elaboration

  1. Place a dry skillet over medium low heat on the stove and then pour the sugar over it.

  2. Stir the sugar repeatedly with the help of a paddle as it melts. Be very careful that it does not burn, as it will acquire a bitter taste. You should also be careful not to burn yourself.

  3. Have the peanuts prepared in advance and once you notice that the sugar has completely melted and is still a little light, add the peanuts to the pan.

  4. Stir with the trowel to integrate it.

  5. In a silicone bar, pour a little oil and grease, distributing it over the entire surface, likewise, grease a roller with oil. If you don't have a silicone plate, just grease a clean, smooth surface.

  6. Pour all the caramel peanut mixture over the greased surface and smooth it out with the rolling pin.

  7. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes and split the nougat to serve or wrap and gift.

Coconut nougat

Coconut nougat is an equally delicious and simple alternative to make that is worth a try if you are a coconut lover. In addition, it is a very inexpensive option to share at Christmas parties.

Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December
Coconut nougat

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of grated coconut

  • 200 grams of condensed milk

Steps for its elaboration

  1. Place the same amounts of grated coconut and condensed milk in a bowl or large container. Next, mix to integrate them.

  2. Place clear plastic wrap on a flat surface and pour the mixture on top.

  3. Wrap the coconut mixture in the paper, to form a kind of sausage. If you stay mixed, repeat this same process with the rest.

  4. Refrigerate until set.

  5. Remove the clear plastic wrap and cut into squares. Next, place pieces of almonds if you like between the pieces of nougat.

  6. Serve on the plate.

Crispy chocolate nougat

Chocolate nougat is one of the desserts that chocolate lovers love the most at Christmas parties, and fortunately it is very easy to make. In addition, it requires very few ingredients and will be perfect for the holidays.

Learn how to make the typical unmissable Christmas nougats in December
Chocolate nougat

Ingredients

  • 250 grams of milk chocolate

  • 50 grams of butter

  • 75 grams of puffed rice

Steps for its elaboration

  1. Pour the butter into a skillet over low heat on the stove, along with the milk chocolate, cover and wait for the butter to melt. This if you like you can do it in the microwave or in a water bath.

  2. Once the butter has melted, remove from the heat and beat the chocolate to finish melting.

  3. Add the crispy rice and with the help of a paddle mix very well so that they are integrated.

  4. Prepare a tray by adding a little oil and distributing it over the entire surface. Next, pour all the chocolate mixture into the tray and smash it with the paddle.

  5. Cover the tray with clear plastic wrap and shape the mixture by squashing completely with your hands. In this way it will be well compacted and without air bubbles.

  6. Place the tray in the refrigerator for at least an hour to cool and harden.

  7. After an hour, remove from the tray and cut.

  8. Serve on a plate, or wrap as a gift to your loved ones.

Conclusions of the Christmas nougats

The typical Christmas nougats are an essential dessert in the holidays, and they are also ideal as a Christmas gift. Therefore, we urge you to try any of these recipes at home.

Also, don't forget to share these recipes on your social networks so that your friends can try it too.

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