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.
558,205 34.1/5 for 147 ratings
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

For 100 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 50 g ground almonds in a bowl, then sieve on top 50 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 2 drops food colouring (children love that).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Marzipan (almond paste) : Photo of step #5
Beat 13 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
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
523 Kcal or 2,190 Kj10 gr59 gr28 gr
26 %4 %6 %4 %
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)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Financier batter, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Chestnut moelleux, Santiago Cake, Stuffed prunes, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toasted almond cake, Oat financiers for Louise, Mini lemon millefeuilles, Brioche slices with almond cream, Succès praliné (praline meringue), ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Calissons, Eton mess, How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture, Brioche royale, ... All

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