French Nougat Recipe

This French nougat recipe is made with lots of honey, and is described as a marshmallow-like candy.

It’s from an 1899 cookbook.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 quart of honey
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 3 pounds of blanched almonds
  • 12 egg whites
  • Vanilla extract (sorry, the recipe doesn’t specify how much. I guess it depends upon how intense of a vanilla flavor you prefer. The recipe also recommends trying variations with strawberry flavoring and chocolate flavoring.)

French Nougat Instructions:

  • Combine the sugar and honey in a saucepan.
  • Whisk the egg whites and have the almonds ready to use.
  • Heat the honey-sugar mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Slowly blend in the egg whites and continue stirring until the mixture “will not stick to your fingers.” (Don’t burn yourself doing this test – especially while the mixture is still at the ‘will stick to your fingers’ stage!)
  • Stir in the almonds and vanilla, and then spread the candy out in a layer 1/2 inch deep on waxed paper.
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces once the candy has cooled.

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