Turrón

Turrón is a type of nougat of Moorish origin made from a combination of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts in a flat, rectangular shape. In Spain it is synonymous with Christmas, but there is no reason why this delicious confection should not be enjoyed all year round.

It comes in various forms, but the best known are Turrón de Jijona which is quite soft, made from ground almonds and a little bit like marzipan, and Turrón de Alicante, which is more brittle and contains whole nuts. There are an increasing number of new varieties becoming available, including a popular one which is made with chocolate.