Marzipan (almond paste)
Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.
For 300 g, you will need:
Per 100 g
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).
Preparation : 11 min.
Preservation : Several days in the frifge, folded in a plastic film.
How much will it cost?
For 300 g : 3.58 €
Note : These prices are only approximate. Read more...
Step by step recipe:
Mix the two thoroughly, this mix is call "tant-pour-tant" (like-for-like) by French pastrycooks.
Put this mixture into the food processor.
If you like it, add 7 drops food colouring (children love that).
Beat 1 egg white lightly with a fork to make adding a little at a time easier.
Start the food processor, and after 10 seconds add a little egg white.
Continue to add egg white until the mix starts to come together.
Don't mix too long, stop as soon as the mixture starts to gather into a ball.
Finish shaping into a ball with your hand. Wrap it in plastic film, and put in the fridge until use.
Remarks:It's delicious on its own, but can be used for modelling cake decorations, put in the bottom of a tart, or for making a delicious cake called "colombier de la pentecote" (used for preparing "baked Alaska" - recipe coming soon).
Recipes which use it: 4
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010