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Marzipan (almond paste)

Marzipan (almond paste)

Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.

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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

For 300 g, you will need:

Change for: 100 g 150 g 300 g 600 g 900 g

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.
Preservation: Several days in the frifge, folded in a plastic film.

Step by step recipe

1 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. 5 min.
2 Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #2Mix the two thoroughly, this mix is call "tant-pour-tant" (like-for-like) by French pastrycooks. 1 min.
3 Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #3Put this mixture into the food processor. 1 min.
4 Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #4If you like it, add 7 drops food colouring (children love that). 1 min.
5 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.
1 min.
6 Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #6Continue to add egg white until the mix starts to come together. 2 min.
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).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
156830 gr176 gr83 gr
78 %12 %17 %13 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4759 gr53 gr25 gr
24 %3 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 300 g : 3.58 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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