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turrón blando



Yolandaprieto
Spain

turrón blando
 
Hello dear teachers, does anybody know how to translate turrón blando (a paste made of roasted almonds with honey), which is typical of Spain at Christmas. It ´s because I want to give my students a delicious easy recipe and I would like to use an English term.
Thanks in advance
Yolanda 

17 Dec 2010      



caracola90
Spain

Hello!! Yesterday I had to look it up in the dictionary and I found "Christmas nougat" just for "turrón". I think it comes from French.

I suppose that "turrón blando" should be something like "Christmas tender nougat"???
 
Hope it helps!!
 

17 Dec 2010     



douglas
United States

You aren ´t possibly speaking of marzipan are you?
 
Edit: after looking on the internet, I don´t think marzipan is correct..
 

17 Dec 2010     



Zora
Canada

hi Yolanda,

In my family, we just call it "soft turron" or "hard turron". Turron ( sorry there is no accent on this computer) is something uniquely Spanish. I hold true to the belief of not Anglicizing things if there isn ´t a direct equivalent in English. For example, I will use the word "chorizo" for the Spanish sausage, and if anyone asked me what it is, I tell them: "it ´s spicy, cured sausage made in Spain".

Spanish Turron is quite different to the French nougat, so I wouldn ´t use the term nougat to describe what it is.  I would call just call it "turron" and if anyone asks, I told them it ´s"a typical Spanish Christmas candy made of almonds and honey."

 

17 Dec 2010     



t.gyorgyi
Hungary

Yummy! I love almond and honey!!! Can I have the recipe, please? Smile 

17 Dec 2010     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Linda, your explanation is the most reasonable ! I agree completely! Nothing compares to the turrones de La Viuda or Jijona !! Mmm ...

17 Dec 2010     



manonski (f)
Canada

I love turron. What a yummy treat. If you do find an easy recipe, let me know.

17 Dec 2010     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Yolanda, three requests for recipes ! Please, let us know when you have it ...  Smile

17 Dec 2010     



edrodmedina
United States

"Turron de yema" Egg yolk nougat

Ingredients:
  • 300 grams ground almonds
  • 300 grams icing sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • grated rind of lemon
  • grated cinamon
  • Mix the ground almonds with the egg yolks
  • Make a syrup with the icing sugar and add the cinamon and lemon rind
  • leave to cook until it begins to turn brown.
  • Add the almond paste and cook slowly stirring all the time.
  • When it thickens nicely and does not stick press into a rectangular mould and leave to cool.
  • You can tip it out of mould after a couple of days.

17 Dec 2010     



edrodmedina
United States

"Turron de Jijona" (soft nougat)

Ingredients :
  • 1 dessertspoon cinnamon
  • 250 gms sugar
  • 250 grams white honey
  • 250 grams toasted almonds
  • 250 grams toasted hazelnuts
  • 5 egg whites
  • Chop the nuts finely and then crush them in the mortar until they become a smooth paste
  • Beat the eggs whites stiffly and then add them to the paste
  • Put the honey and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Add the paste to the honey mixture
  • Mix constantly with a wooden spatula for ten minutes
  • Remove from the heat, put into wooden moulds lined with rice paper
  • Leave to cool and then sprinkle with cinnamon 

17 Dec 2010     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Thank you, Ed ... but we ´re still waiting for the "penguin and macaroni" recipe !! Tongue

17 Dec 2010     

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