Author Notes: The nougat is a typical Italian sweet, great to make a cake of very various taste! —nougatsara
- Cook for about an hour and a half the honey in a water bath and a slow mixing fire without interruption with a wooden spoon, until it becomes caramelized.
- Meanwhile, separately, cook over low heat the sugar with water - every 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 water - stirring constantly. Whip the egg whites adding caramelized honey, continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Once the honey has taken on the appearance foamy, add sugar. Add the almonds (or pistachio, or hazelnut), previously roasted in the oven, the vanilla and lemon zest mix everything.
- Pour the dough into a round mold. Once cooled, flip the pan and cut as you like.