Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I love nougat candy. Not plain nougat, though. I like mine kicked up with stuff. My favorite candy in the whole world is See's Rum Nougat. I LOVE THEM!! I haven't had one in a long, long time because there are no See's stores here in SC except during the holiday season at the mall. When I go to CA or AZ to visit friends and family, I always stop and load up. Anyway...I decided to make my own nougat candy and it turned out pretty good, I have to say. I added pecans and dried cranberries to it so it wouldn't be boring. I enjoy making candy anytime of year...not just the holidays, but I'll be sure and return to this recipe when Christmas rolls around! If you enjoy a honey based candy, then this is really great. I have another nougat candy recipe that I'm going to make at some point that's more chewy than this one, so stay tuned!

Honey Nougat Candy

3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup hot water
2/3  cup honey
1 egg white, beaten until stiff peaks form
1 cups rough chopped pecans
½ cup Craisins

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, water and honey until mixture reaches 270 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat. Add the beaten egg white and whisk until combined. Add nuts and Craisins and beat mixture until it thickens.

Pour mixture into a greased 8x11 inch pan.

Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Here's the ingredients.

Combine the water, sugar and honey in a saucepan.

Boil until the mixture reaches 270 
degrees on a candy thermometer.

Whisk in the beaten egg whites.

Then stir in the nuts and Craisins.

Pour into a greased dish. Let it set up...

..then cut and eat!