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Turrón (torró)

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Turrón (Spanish), torró (Catalan) is a confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake.

Spanish Turrón may be roughly classified into two main varieties: hard (the Alicante variety) and soft (the Jijona variety), which has a more chewy and sticky matrix.

Though turrón is available throughout the year, it is frequently consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert in Spain and Italy.

Turrón represents a very old, traditional sweet that has originated in the Moors and has been famous for a long period of time even outside Spain.

Turrón is commonly consumed in most of Spain, some countries of Latin America, and in Roussillon (France). There are similar confections made in the Philippines.

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References

Turrón, en.wikipedia.org

Turrón - Spanish Almond Candy, spanishfood.about.com

Spanish Turron, www.spain-recipes.com