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Marzipan (almond paste)

Step by step recipe:


  1. 5 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #1Put 150 g ground almonds in a bowl, then sieve on top 150 g icing sugar. We use the sieve to remove any lumps.
  2. 1 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #2Mix the two thoroughly, this mix is call "tant-pour-tant" (like-for-like) by French pastrycooks.
  3. 1 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #3Put this mixture into the food processor.
  4. 1 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #4If you like it, add 7 drops food colouring (children love that).
  5. 1 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #5Beat 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.
  6. 2 min.Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #6Continue to add egg white until the mix starts to come together.
  7. Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #7Don't mix too long, stop as soon as the mixture starts to gather into a ball.
  8. Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #8Finish 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

Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
Arizona cupcakes
Arizona cupcakes
How to make marzipan decorations
How to make marzipan decorations
Little Christmas biscuits
Little Christmas biscuits

Source:

Home made.

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