Torrone, an Italian Christmas dessert

torrone.jpgTORRONE is a very good Italian dessert; it is traditionally eaten at Christmas time. It’s  very sweet . It’s a nougat confection made of honey, egg white, sugar, crushed, toasted almonds or hazelnuts . It generally has the shape of a long tablet. The recipe is very long and quite difficult . You put honey and  white eggs together and cook until it becomes breakable once cooled. When the honey is caramelized you put into it almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios, peeled and roasted. You cook it a bit then you remove from the heat and cut into slices. Sometimes it is covered with chocolate. People generally buy it in “pasticceria” or at the supermarket

Not far from Alessandria, in Piedmont, there is Alba, a small town that is very famous for its torrone but our teacher says that an excellent torrone is made in Spain , too.

Do you eat torrone in Spain?

ciao:-)    Luca, ElenaSofia, Alice G., Alice T.  Class 2 C scuola Vivaldi



  1. 1
    mariajesuss1 Says:

    Hi friends,
    “turrón” is a typical Spanish xmas dessert ,the same as in Italy.
    we have several types of “turrón”.
    What about you?

  2. 2
    springtimes Says:


    we have white torrone and torrone covered with chocolate, then torrone with almonds, with hazelnuts, with pistachios.
    We like it very much

  3. 3
    primo1952 Says:

    I grew up eating Torrone. Wonderful way to grow up.

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