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.
585K 3 150 4.1
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

Keywords for this recipe:PasteAlmondMarzipanSweetPastryEgg whiteIce sugar
For 300 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 100 g 150 g 300 g 600 g 900 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #1
Put 150 g ground almonds in a bowl, then sieve on top 150 g icing sugar. We use the sieve to remove any lumps.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #2
Mix the two thoroughly, this mix is call "tant-pour-tant" (like-for-like) by French pastrycooks.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #3
Put this mixture into the food processor.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #4
If you like it, add 7 drops food colouring (children love that).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #5
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.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #6
Continue to add egg white until the mix starts to come together.

Stage 7
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #7
Don't mix too long, stop as soon as the mixture starts to gather into a ball.

Stage 8
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #8
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).
Keeping
Several days in the frifge, folded in a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,568 Kcal or 6,565 Kj30 gr176 gr83 gr
78 %12 %17 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
475 Kcal or 1,989 Kj9 gr53 gr25 gr
24 %3 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 300 g : 3.58 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Mirlitons, Almond cream or frangipane, Paris-Brest, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist chocolate cake, Almond macaroon cake, Apple Strudel, Croute à thé, Apricot blancmange, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nougat, Meringues, Peach and verbena feuilleté, Italian Meringue, Pistachio "Financiers", ... All
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  • Thanks! I am going to try it.
    Posted by Olga december 26th 2013 at 22:38 (n° 3)
  • 1) see "preservation" in top of recipe
    2) usually no, because egg white powder is dry (so water should be added to)
    Posted by jh december 26th 2013 at 12:07 (n° 2)
  • Looks like it's easy to make. How long does marzipan paste keep in the refrigerator? Can egg white powder be used as a substitute for raw egg white? Thank you for the beautiful recipe!
    Posted by Olga december 26th 2013 at 07:42 (n° 1)
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