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.
567,198 34.1/5 for 147 ratings
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

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.

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.
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.
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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).

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).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sweet pastry, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Mirlitons, Gâteau Nantais, Chocolate sweetcrust pastry, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant-almond muffins, Chestnut moelleux, Moist chocolate cake, Fruit crumble, Brioche royale, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Walnut paste, Hazelnut and orange cake, Piped petits-fours, Eton mess, Chocolate mousse, ... All

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