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Almond Paste Marzipan Recipe
Veg CD CBF British
Almond Paste, also called Marzipan, is probably
best known as a covering on rich fruit cakes before icing is applied. However. it has many other uses such as making decorations, sweets and confectionaries
and in desserts.
Apprx. 900g/2lb or
over 1x 20cm/8 inch cake
Recipe tags :
Cold Vegetarian Nuts
Cakes Confectionery Desserts
photo Gluten Wheat Dairy free
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
450g/1lb Ground Almonds
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 teasp Lemon Juice
Sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in the caster
together with a wooden spoon until well
and mix well.
3. In another small bowl, m
together the vanilla extract and lemon juice into the beaten
of the egg
mixture to the almond mixture
to make a
Form into a ball and knead lightly
until smooth .
End of instructions
Serving Suggestions and Tips
When rolling out, use icing sugar to coat the work surface instead of flour
to around 1cm/½-inch thickness
to cover rich fruit cakes before icing
as described in the Christmas
Can be used to stuff dates
Can be used as an ingredient to make biscuits
Can be used as a type of frangipane base in fruit desserts
Can be moulded into shapes to create sweets, decorations and confectionery - use
a little more icing sugar for a firmer paste
Can be rolled very thinly to cover small individual cakes such as fondant
fancies however add more icing sugar to get a firmer paste
K ey techniques required to make
To pass a dry
ingredient, such as flour, through a sieve to ensure it is lump free.
introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to thoroughly mix and achieve a lighter texture .
- A rhythmic action in dough making whereby one end of the dough is
secured by the heel of one hand and stretched away, then pulled back
over the top.
M ain equipment required to make
Large mixing Bowl
Can be made several days in
advance. Wrap tightly in
clingfilm and refrigerate.
To freeze, wrap well in
clingfilm or an air tight
freezer bag. Freeze for up to 4
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