Definition of nougatine in English:

nougatine

noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dessert was a plow-shaped tiered cake, an impressive construction of caramel-coated cream-filled puffs, sugar flowers and nougatine.’
    • ‘For the pistachio nougatine, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.’
    • ‘Arrange pieces of nougatine around the top of the ice cream in the decorative pattern and garnish the tip of each with gold leaf.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from nougat + -ine ‘resembling’ (see -ine).

Pronunciation

nougatine

/ˈno͞oɡəˌtēn/