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Definition: Similar to marshmallow, nougat is an aerated candy made from whipped egg whites and a boiled sugar syrup. However, unlike marshmallow, nougat is commonly pressed with weights during the drying process, resulting in a compact, dense and chewy candy. Nuts or dried fruit are often added to the candy before it is poured in a pan, covered in rice paper, and pressed under heavy weights for an overnight finishing period.
Pronunciation: NEW-gut
Common Misspellings: Noughat

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