Frozen Nougat

Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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For 2 Frozens Nougat, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Make whipped cream (Chantilly) with 200 ml liquid cream and 10 g Vanilla sugar, then keep in fridge.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Toast 80 g whole almonds and 80 g pistachios by putting them on a baking sheet.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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And put in hot oven 200°C or 392°F for 3 - 5 minutes. Watch this carefully: almonds and pistachios should not be too browned.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Once cooled, coarsly blend or chop almonds and pistachios. Set aside.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Cut 80 g dried apricots into fine strips.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Cut strips again in small dice.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Put 80 g raisins in boiling water and leave to swell 5 minutes.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Warm (in microwave for instance) 2 tablespoons rum.

Drain gelatin, dry it on a teatowel, then dissolve in warmed rum.

Set aside.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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Prepare 350 g Italian Meringue, and while you finish beating, add gelatin in rum a spoonful at a time.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Add raisins and apricots to meringue.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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Then almonds and pistachios.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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And finally whipped cream.

Stage 14
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Tilt the bowl and fold the ingredients gently into the meringue.

Stage 15 - 3 min.
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Cover the base of a cake mould with a plastic film to make turning out easier.

Stage 16 - 5 min.
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Fill the mould with mixture without pressing down, it should remain light.

Stage 17
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Fold over plastic film on top, and put in the freezer overnight or longer.

Stage 18
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On the day, slice the nougat and serve on a plate, surrounded with a little raspberry coulis, and with a mint leaf and/or piece of crystallized grapefruit on top.
Any kind of dried fruits can be substituted: instead of apricots, raisins, almonds and pistachios you can use walnuts, hazelnuts, prunes, bananas, etc.

Same thing for the coulis, it can be made with strawberries, blackberries, blackcurrants,... I really recommend you use something slightly acidic to contrast with the sweetness of the nougat.

For the meringue you have two possible methods:You can choose one or the other. My preference is for the more delicate Italian meringue, more diffcult to do, but much smoother.
Several weeks in the freezer.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
8,079 Kcal or 33,825 Kj67 gr2,125 gr147 gr
404 %26 %200 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
725 Kcal or 3,035 Kj6 gr191 gr13 gr
36 %2 %18 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,040 Kcal or 16,915 Kj33 gr1,063 gr74 gr
202 %13 %100 %11 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk, Nuts, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 Frozens Nougat : 5.85 €
  • Per Frozen Nougat : 2.93 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Italian MeringueItalian Meringue: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lime meringue tart, Pear and lime meringue pie, Rhubarb mousse, Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines, Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chantilly cream, Veal with mushrooms and green asparagus, Vegetable clafoutis, Vegetable rosette tart, Cauliflower curry, ... All
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)Fruit coulis (fruit purée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fruit crémeux, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Warm apple feuillantines, Framboisier, Peach Melba, ... All
Dried apricotsDried apricots: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist cereal bars, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Chocolate cereal bars, Pecan fruit rolls , Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, ... All
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