Soundtrack: Pursuit of Happiness, Kid Cudi
Supplies: standing mixer measuring cups/spoons spatula silpat lined baking sheet candy thermometer Ingredients: 1 large egg whites, room temperature 1/8 tsp kosher salt 1 and 1/3 c sugar 1/2 c honey 2 Tbs water roasted pistachios chocolate covered dried cherries rice paper or wafer paper
chop up whatever you decide to put into nougat – i had a scant half cup of pistachios and some chocolate covered dried cherries on hand i figured would be a nice combo.
combine sugar, honey and water in saucepan. mix to combine and increase heat. cook until syrup reaches 252 degrees.
in standard mixer with whisk attachment beat egg white and salt on medium high until foamy. with mixture running add in syrup and continue to beat.
whip up into a light fluffy mixture.
add in pistachios and chocolate covered dried cherries
stir to combine.
spread onto waver paper and top with another sheet. let cool for about two hours.
cut into pieces with serrated knife
- it’s hard to whip up just one egg white in a standing mixer. not sure if i should have used a hand mixer to start since the final nougat mixture didn’t seem to whip up into a fluffy base, but it still worked
- i should have spread more mixture in between the wafer paper. the ratio tasted a bit off and i would have preferred more nougat to wafer.
- the kitchen store i went to didn’t have rice paper which i think would have worked much better than the wafer paper since the wafer paper is a bit thick.
Review: delicious. i love nougat and the chocolate covered dried cherries and pistachio were great additions. really soft consistency and gorgeous color. would love to make again with rice paper.