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The Traditional Recipe of Mallorquin Almond Turrón for Christmas

Christmas Season is a time when we can indulge in the most delightful delicacies and not feel guilty about it. On the contrary indulging in chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla, which are also some of the main ingredients in our Christmas specialities, have great health benefits too (as well as being extremely delicious).

While chocolate is an efficient aid in increasing your memory power, using cinnamon in your kitchen may also improve tasks related to attention processes. Published in the journal Chemical Senses; by being near freshly baked cookies with an extra drop of vanilla extract may boost your happiness and give you a sense of relaxation

Here we have brought for you a very typical and traditional Christmas Turrón recipe from our homeland which you can enjoy making in your own kitchen and also perking from its health benefits.

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The ingredients you will need to prepare a typical Mallorquin almond Turrón are:

  • 1,5kg of peeled almonds
  • 500g of sugar
  • 1kg of honey
  • 2 eggs

Firstly, you will need to warm the honey on a medium flame in a saucepan until the water has evaporated completely. Then add the sugar and mix well with a wooden spoon. In a separate bowl, extract the egg whites and blend it well until it becomes stiff-like texture.

Once you have the texture correct, add the mixture of honey and sugar to it and mix it well for ten minutes without stopping. Then put it on slow flame and let it caramelize. Once the mixture has caramelized, add the peeled almonds. Mix it all well again and let it cool.

Meanwhile line the moulds you are going to use with kitchen bakery paper. Once cooled, pour the mixture into them and let it sit for two and a half hours. And you will have your Mallorquin Turrón ready for Christmas!

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