They are back – El Almendro Spanish nougats
This year’s Christmas shipment of El Almendro nougats came late this year. The boxes are usually on store shelves by mid-November but delivery didn’t happen until late last week. Get them now while supplies last – they only come once a year. I recommend the original “turron blando” – the soft almond nougat and the “yema tostada” – an caramelized egg yolk nougat that is reminiscent of a sweet, dense poundcake. Both are achingly sweet, but oh so good with a shot of espresso. (I got my boxes from La Grotta on Commercial Drive).