Almond Paste or Marzipan

Almond Paste or Marzipan created by nonnie4sj

Marzipan, cover cakes with it, make biscuits with it (roll it up in cookie dough), make animals with it, eat it with a spoon. Save any left over in the fridge in a glass bowl covered with cling film.

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  • Sift the 2 sugars into a bowl.
  • Stir in the eggs and yolks.
  • Place over a pan of nearly boiling water and whisk until thick and fluffy.
  • Remove from heat and sit base in some cold water.
  • Whisk in essence, brandy and juice.
  • Carry on until cool.
  • Stir in ground almonds and knead to form a firm paste.
  • Use as you will.
  • To cover a cake roll out into a circle and drape over the cake (it depends on the size).
  • Press into place and leave to set for at least 2 days.
  • Ice the cake.
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"Marzipan, cover cakes with it, make biscuits with it (roll it up in cookie dough), make animals with it, eat it with a spoon. Save any left over in the fridge in a glass bowl covered with cling film."

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  1. CheriBaby
    Uh, this recipe should not be made if you've never made this stuff before. The directions are not clear - cook over water until thick and fluffy? How fine do the almonds need to be - where are the photos so one knows that they're doing it correctly? A big waste if you don't already know what you're doing with this. I cook and bake from scratch almost every meal and I was very unhappy with the directions and outcome!
  2. nonnie4sj
    Almond Paste or Marzipan Created by nonnie4sj
  3. nonnie4sj
    This was quite easy to put together, and was very easy to decorate with. It took a little more food coloring than I expected, but the end results were worth it!
  4. Girl from India
    Almond Paste or Marzipan Created by Girl from India
  5. Girl from India
    This recipe rocks and is easy to roll too ;) We do not get ready made marzipan so have tried making homemade cooked marzipan before. (Don't like to use raw eggs infact made the royal icing with cooked eggwhite too) But this recipe is by far the best. My easter eggs also will be made with this recipe from now on. Made it to cover a christening cake and made some elements to top the cake with. I used only vanilla too and omitted the brandy. The cake looked lovely and I was tempted to leave out the fondant cover. But then went the whole hog and have this pic to show for it. Thank you. :) Fay
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