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Marzipan

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Introduction

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups
  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 200 grams ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • almond extract (a few drops)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 4 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 4 ounces superfine sugar
  • 7 ounces almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • almond extract (a few drops)
  • 1 egg (beaten)

Method

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

  • Sift the icing sugar and caster sugar into a bowl, add the almonds.
  • Then stir in the lemon juice, the almond extract and the egg using your hands or a spoon until you have a firm but workable dough.
  • Knead lightly, then roll out. You can also use the marzipan for confectionery – roll it out and use it to stuff dates, or make small rounds or squares and enrobe in dark chocolate.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar and superfine sugar into a bowl, add the almonds.
  • Then stir in the lemon juice, the almond extract and the egg using your hands or a spoon until you have a firm but workable dough.
  • Knead lightly, then roll out. You can also use the marzipan for confectionery – roll it out and use it to stuff dates, or make small rounds or squares and enrobe in dark chocolate.
  • Additional Information

    This is enough to cover a 7 inch/18 cm cake. Make double if you have a larger Christmas cake.

    This is enough to cover a 7 inch/18 cm cake. Make double if you have a larger Christmas cake.

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