Turrón is a traditional Christmas dessert in Spain (and Italy as well) and shops are full of several varieties of this delicious dessert. We have been going through all of them as a way to improve our cultural knowledge of Spain (wink)
Spanish turrón may be roughly classified as:
– Hard (the Alicante variety, photographed above): A compact block of whole almonds in a brittle mass of eggs, honey and sugar; 60% almonds.
– Soft (the Xixona variety): Similar but the almonds are reduced to a paste. The addition of oil makes the matrix more chewy and sticky; 64% almonds.