Christina writes: Growing up in the 1970's, my annual ballet concert was something I looked forward to every year. Mum always made fabulous costumes (one year she actually made fairy wings out of gladwrap!) and my whole family came to watch. Now, this seven year old was never particularly talented in the dance area, but I always put my best foot forward because I knew that my Gran would reward me with a box of Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat. I can still remember the delight in opening the individual pieces from their silver wrappers and biting into the rice-paper covering to find soft chewy nougat, toasted almonds and pieces of turkish delight. Sadly the company was sold many years ago, and that delicious confection is now a distant memory.
So my mission was to recreate this childhood treat, and you know what? I think I did a bloody good job. My Gran would be proud!
Almond Nougat - for the recipe, click here