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A question about a recipe: Torrone Sardo (Sardinian Nougat)

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I have a question about the recipe "Torrone Sardo (Sardinian Nougat)" from Emiko. Why won't my egg whites thicken? I have tried this recipe twice and both times, the egg white & honey mixture cooked for 1.25+ hours. It never really thickened to that pale white color and stayed extremely gooey.

asked by nomnivorous over 3 years ago
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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added over 3 years ago

I'm sorry I don't have an answer to this, but you might want to try sending the recipe author a direct message on their profile page!

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 3 years ago

I am not a candy maker, so take this for what it’s worth: did you get some of the yolk in the egg whites? In baking, this will prevent egg whites from making proper peaks.

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added over 3 years ago

For what its worth, this recipe seems quite different from other recipes for torrone that I have used successfully. All of the other soft torrone recipes I've seen call for heating sugar and honey to a certain temperature, then whisking this into the egg whites (which were first whipped to firm peaks), and whisking those together until the mixture cools. I find the idea of cooking the egg whites and honey quite strange, and again -- not like any other torrone recipe I've ever seen.

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