Torrone — Italian Nougat
Torrone, the most popular Italian nougat candy, which, together with pandoro and panettone, has become a symbol of an Italian Christmas. It is made of honey, sugar and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, covered in edible rice paper and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or round cake.
There are two main types of nougat: hard and soft. The type depends on several factors, varying in taste, consistency, form, colour and the ingredients used to prepare them. This also includes the mixture's cook time — Hard nougat can be cooked for up to 12 hours, while soft nougat is cooked for less than 2 hours!