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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 those ingredients for: 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.
Keeping: Several days in the frifge, folded in a plastic film.

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.
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Mix the two thoroughly, this mix is call "tant-pour-tant" (like-for-like) by French pastrycooks.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Put this mixture into the food processor.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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If you like it, add 7 drops food colouring (children love that).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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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.
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Continue to add egg white until the mix starts to come together.

Stage 7
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Don't mix too long, stop as soon as the mixture starts to gather into a ball.

Stage 8
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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).

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate madeleines, Walnut paste, Oat financiers for Louise, Chocolate almond cookies, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond mug cake for Mary, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Arlesian Biscuits, Almond cream or frangipane, Apple and almond gratin, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to beat egg whites, Almond tuiles, Chocolate madeleines, Chocolate mousse, Pistachio "Financiers", ... All

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