Line 22cm X 16cm baking dish with parchment paper and preheat oven at 180°C/350°F.
If using fresh cashew nuts, cut each nut lengthwise in half. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. You can also toast them over low-medium heat in a pan until golden brown. Set aside
1 ½ cups unsalted cashew nuts
Heat a medium-sized pot over low heat. Add honey and cook while stirring for 4-5 minutes.
200 grams honey
Add sugar and stir-cook until sugar completely dissolves. Let simmer in low heat while making the meringue.
125 grams sugar
To make the meringue, beat egg white with a hand mixer until stiff peak.
1 medium egg white
Mix the honey-sugar mixture then add the meringue in batches. Stir the meringue into the honey-sugar until incorporated. Cook for 20-30 minutes until it reaches ribbon stage or thick.
Add baked/toasted cashew nuts and stir to distribute evenly. Continue cooking for 8-10 minutes in low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
Sift together powdered sugar and cornstarch in a bowl then generously coat bottom of the prepared baking dish with powdered sugar-cornstarch mix.
¼ cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup cornstarch
Transfer turrones (honey-sugar-cashew mix) into baking dish then coat the top with powdered sugar-cornstarch mix. Press the top of the turrones using hands and let it set for 2 - 3 hours.
When turrones is set, cut and divide into 16 equal portions.
To wrap each turrones piece with wafer paper. Slightly dampen sides of wafer paper with water. Place turrones in the center and gently wrap and seal the sides.
16 pcs. wafer paper
Repeat process with all the remaining turrones pieces. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!