One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Nougat covered with chocolate.
- ‘Seared foie gras and diver scallops are handled yet another way: the nibs - the crunchy centers of the cocoa bean are the stars, made into nougatine.’
- ‘Arrange pieces of nougatine around the top of the ice cream in the decorative pattern and garnish the tip of each with gold leaf.’
- ‘For the pistachio nougatine, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.’
- ‘Dessert was a plow-shaped tiered cake, an impressive construction of caramel-coated cream-filled puffs, sugar flowers and nougatine.’
- ‘So, instead of predictable fresh fruit salad, he dishes up a stunning lavender ice cream with walnut nougatine and home-made ices of green apple, mango and ruby grapefruit.’
- ‘The mille-feuille was indeed outstanding, the puff pastry perfectly flaky, the vanilla cream light and aerial, the nougatine topping thin and crunchy.’
Late 19th century: from nougat + -ine ‘resembling’ (see -ine).
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