Help with making nougat
If any one can help me with tips on making nougat it would be much appreciated. I have downloaded about 10 nougat recipes online and have been experimenting with them. I have make it about 20 times now and the flavor has been great but the consistancy has been very bad, to soft, to dry, sugar lumps etc.
1/ I would like to now is there a way to melt sugar without caramelizing it as everytime I melt the sugar it becomes brown on medium heat and on low heat it seems that the sugar never melts.
2/ I wipe the egg whites seperately until soft peaks form. Then I have to add the melted sugar/honey mixture when it reaches the hardball or brittle stage. The problem I have found here is that when I pour it in a steady stream in the egg whites with the mixture constantly on the sugar/honey mixture doesn't mix in well and brittle pieces go in the egg whites. (It worked for me once and that was it).