How to make Marzipan - A versatile product used to decorate cakes or to serve as candy

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम), Powder sugar

Cuisine : French

Course : Desserts

Marzipan

French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

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Marzipan
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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

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Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Marzipan Recipe

  • Almonds ground 2 cups

  • Powder sugar 1/2 cup

  • Icing sugar sifted 1 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Egg 1/2

Method

Step 1

Stir the ground almonds, powdered sugar and icing sugar in a bowl until well mixed.

Step 2

Make a well in the center and add lemon juice and egg. Knead the mixture into soft, smooth, but firm dough.

Step 3

Marzipan can be stored refrigerated, covered with cling film.

Step 4

Chef's Tip

Step 5

Makes 500 grams Marzipan is very versatile. You can mould it into shapes like fruits, roses, hearts etc, and serve as candy or use to decorate cakes.

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