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Torrone with Almonds & Pistachios

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In the medieval hill town of Erice in Trapani, Sicily, Maria Grammatico makes her exceptional torrone in the traditional manner, following several precise steps.

She slowly cooks honey in a double boiler to concentrate the flavor and reduce it to a dense syrup, then whips egg whites until stiff and folds them gently into the honey. This mixture becomes a foamy mass as it cooks over low heat. During this time, she cooks sugar until it reaches the soft ball stage, then adds this sugar syrup to the honey-egg white mixture and stirs it to blend. Just as it starts to harden, she folds toasted whole almonds and pistachios into the mixture. This torrone is then poured into a rectangular pan. A wooden board is placed on top and weighted with bricks. The rich, nut-studded torrone cools until it is firm but still sticky and pliable. It is then cut by hand and wrapped.

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Last Updated: 28 September 2017

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In the medieval hill town of Erice in Trapani, Sicily, Maria Grammatico makes her exceptional torrone in the traditional manner, following several precise steps.

She slowly cooks honey in a double boiler to concentrate the flavor and reduce it to a dense syrup, then whips egg whites until stiff and folds them gently into the honey. This mixture becomes a foamy mass as it cooks over low heat. During this time, she cooks sugar until it reaches the soft ball stage, then adds this sugar syrup to the honey-egg white mixture and stirs it to blend. Just as it starts to harden, she folds toasted whole almonds and pistachios into the mixture. This torrone is then poured into a rectangular pan. A wooden board is placed on top and weighted with bricks. The rich, nut-studded torrone cools until it is firm but still sticky and pliable. It is then cut by hand and wrapped.

Product Details

Product CodeUnit SizeUnit / CaseCase WeightUPC CodeNotes
65107 100 gr. 12 3.2 kg/ 7 lb 7-93232-65107-1

Serving Suggestions

Serving Suggestions

  • Traditionally served during holidays in a dish with mixed nuts and dried fruit along with a glass of dessert wine

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Product Details

Product CodeUnit SizeUnit / CaseCase WeightUPC CodeNotes
65107 100 gr. 12 3.2 kg/ 7 lb 7-93232-65107-1

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