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Chocolate Marzipan Cherries

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Introduction

All those who love marzipan say "AYE"!! I got this recipe from one my recipe books a collection that seems to be growing everyday, not that I am complaining It may seem a little sad, but to me there is nothing quite like curling up in bed at the end of the day with a good recipe book. With these little gems when you take them out of the fridge to do the chocolate drizzle over them be quick because they will start to sweat a little bit and then as soon as you are done back into the fridge they go until time to wolf them down. I made these for my best friend who just aced her exams and I do believe she quite enjoyed them!

All those who love marzipan say "AYE"!! I got this recipe from one my recipe books a collection that seems to be growing everyday, not that I am complaining It may seem a little sad, but to me there is nothing quite like curling up in bed at the end of the day with a good recipe book. With these little gems when you take them out of the fridge to do the chocolate drizzle over them be quick because they will start to sweat a little bit and then as soon as you are done back into the fridge they go until time to wolf them down. I made these for my best friend who just aced her exams and I do believe she quite enjoyed them!

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 12 glace cherries
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or brandy)
  • 250 grams marzipan
  • 15 grams plain chocolate
  • chocolate (extra to decorate)
  • 12 candied cherries
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or brandy)
  • 9 ounces marzipan
  • 1 ounce plain chocolate
  • chocolate (extra to decorate)

Method

Chocolate Marzipan Cherries is a community recipe submitted by Konstant Kraver and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
  • Cut the cherries in half and place in a small bowl. Add the rum or brandy and stir to coat. Leave the cherries to soak for at least an hour stirring occasionally.
  • Divide the marzipan into 24 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Press half the cherry into the top of each marzipan ball.
  • Break the chocolate into pieces, place in a bowl and set over a saucepan. Stir until it has melted.
  • Dip each sweet into the melted chocolate, using a cocktail stick and allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the coated cherries on the baking paper and chill until set.
  • If you like, you can melt a little extra chocolate and drizzle it over the top of the coated cherries. Leave to set.
  • Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
  • Cut the cherries in half and place in a small bowl. Add the rum or brandy and stir to coat. Leave the cherries to soak for at least an hour stirring occasionally.
  • Divide the marzipan into 24 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Press half the cherry into the top of each marzipan ball.
  • Break the chocolate into pieces, place in a bowl and set over a saucepan. Stir until it has melted.
  • Dip each sweet into the melted chocolate, using a cocktail stick and allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the coated cherries on the baking paper and chill until set.
  • If you like, you can melt a little extra chocolate and drizzle it over the top of the coated cherries. Leave to set.
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