Soft Homemade Nougat


If you ever tried the chewy soft homemade nougat, you can't get enough and need another bite for sure! A real big of sweet goodness? You need this!

↓ Jump To Recipe

In this recipe:

The main thing:

Other stuff:

Soft homemade nougat
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-06-25, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 27-06-2023

30 minutes 8 people Snacks
Soft homemade nougat


(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 400 gram sugar
  • 300 gram glucose
  • 100 gram honey
  • 125 ml water
  • 1/2 lemon (zest)
  • 200 gram mixed nuts (e.g. peanuts, pistachio, almonds)
  • 100 gram mixed dried fruit (e.g. raisins, cranberry)
  • optional: edible sugar paper
Soft homemade nougat ingredients
↑ click on the photo to enlarge

Kitchen equipment

(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • Oven tray
  • Oven
  • Stand mixer with whisk and paddle attachment
  • Small saucepan
  • Sugar thermometer (sugar temperature is very important)
  • Parchment paper
  • Cling film
  • Cutting board & chef's knife

Soft Homemade Nougat

30 minutes 8 people Snacks

View the original recipe via:

Preparation – 15 minutes

First combine water, sugar, honey, and glucose in a small saucepan. tip: the easiest way to get the glucose from sticking to your spoon, is using a hot spoon. Clip the sugar thermometer onto the small saucepan.

Heaton medium-high heat and the sugar mixture will start to bubble and it's ready when it has reached 128 degrees celsius or 262 degrees fahrenheit. This will take a while, especially reaching over 100 degrees celsius or 212 degrees fahrenheit.

It will reach its correct temperature, just be patient! heat up the oven to a temperature of 180 degrees celsius, or 356 degrees fahrenheit.

Roast the nuts in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until they're lightly browned and smelling amazing and set aside.  

Soft homemade nougat
Soft homemade nougat

Finishing up the soft homemade nougat – 15 minutes + waiting time

Degrease the bowl and whisk from your stand mixer, use a few drops of lemon juice and a paper kitchen towel to do this. Add the egg whites and beat them until they form stiff peaks.

Gradually pour the hot sugar mixture into the egg whites and keep on whisking at high speed for 5 minutes. Switch to the paddle attachment and add the zest of half a lemon, dried fruits, and roasted nuts.

Combine well and let it cool off slightly. Place a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface and pour the nougat mixture on top of it. Wrap with the parchment paper and then a layer of cling film to create a square.

We prefer soft nougat and it makes it easier to eat it if you use edible sugar paper on the bottom and top. Refrigerate the nougat square overnight, now you can use a hot chef's knife to cut the nougat into pieces. Enjoy!

Rank this recipe!
9 votes