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Marzipan

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Introduction

Here is a recipe for Almond paste, useful coating for many cakes, moulding etc. So much nicer than shop bought.

Ingredients

Serves: 8

  • 100 superfine sugar
  • 100 sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 200 almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • almond essence (a few drops)

Method

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

  • Mix the sugars and almond meal together.
  • When well combined make a well in the centre, into this add the almond essence, lemon juice and enough of the egg yolks to make firm dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly icing sugared surface and knead until a smooth consistency. Once smooth wrap in foil or cling wrap and store for 2-3 days before using.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • Thanks for this marzipan recipe, Rose. The paste's so much better than the anaemic-looking version in the shops. I'm using my batch for a Great British Bake Off 'Golden Apricot and Marzipan Loaf cake' - so far so good! Hannah, http://nr11blog.wordpress.com/

      Posted by nr11blog.wordpress.com on 5th November 2012
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