Frozen Nougat
From: Papillon, Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Comments: Creamy and filled with candied fruits pieces, this dessert should please everyone, kids as well as older ones.
Servings: 6
  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/4 cup [60 g] sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons [37.5 mL] liquid honey
  • 1/3 cup [80 mL] whole peeled almonds, roasted until golden
  • 1/3 cup [80 mL] finely chopped candied chestnuts
  • 1 cup [250 mL] finely chopped mixed candied fruit pieces
  • 1/3 cup [80 mL] golden raisins, soaked into 1 tablespoon [15 mL] Rum
  • 1 1/4 cups [310 mL] whipping cream [35%]
  • Mixed candied fruit pieces, to decorate
  • Whip together egg yolks ans sugar until pale.
  • Transfer the bowl over boiling water and whip mixture for approximately 10 minutes, until a trace stays in the mixture when the whip is lifted.
  • Remove from heat; cool mixture, whipping.
  • Pour honey into a small casserole; leave to simmer over really low heat for 3 minutes.
  • Into a clean bowl using a clean whip, whip egg whites until stiff yet not dry.
  • Slowly fold beaten egg whites into hot honey to get a thick meringue.
  • Leave meringue to cool.
  • Finely chop golden almonds.
  • Whip cream into a clean bowl.
  • Fold cooled egg yolks mixtre into egg whites mixture before folding in finely chopped golden almonds, candiend chestnuts, mixed candied fruit pieces, soaked golden raisins and whipped cream.
  • Line a bread pan with plastic wrap before pouring in nougat mixture.
  • Cover and freeze nougat until hardened.
  • To serve, unmold nougat onto a serving plate and remove plastic wrap.
  • Decorate nougat all over with mixed candied fruit pieces.
  • Slice, and serve.