Easy Homemade Almond Paste (Marzipan)

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 pound
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups whole blanched almonds
  • 18
    cup egg white
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla (or almond extract) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a food processor grind the almonds into a fine powder (this should take about 2 minutes).
  • Add in the confectioners sugar and blend well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Using a wooden spoon blend in the egg whites and vanilla (if using) until smooth.
  • On a flat surface lightly dusted with confectioners sugar, roll out the almond paste into a 14" x 1-2" log.
  • Wrap in parchment paper and chill for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • When rested, cut the log in two pieces.
  • Wrap in wax paper and chill.
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