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Marzipan recipe

Made from a finely ground almond paste,marzipan is popular in Europe, especially around Christmas andEaster, when it is colored and formed into fanciful shapes.

Recipe: Marzipan

1 cup blanched almonds
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 large egg whites (see Note)

  • Process almonds in a food processor untilit forms a paste. Combine with powdered sugar and almond extract;stirring well.
  • Stir in egg whites (see note), one ata time, until mixture is moist; blending thoroughly after eachaddition.
  • Transfer to a surface dusted with powderedsugar and knead until smooth and pliable. Shape into fruit orother favorite shapes. Serve immediately or store in airtightcontainers.

    Makes about 3 cups marzipan.

    Note: For Salmonella-Safe Egg Whites

    You will need:

    • A medium stainless steel bowl
    • A wooden or plastic stirring spoon
    • A heat-resistant rubber spatula
    • A medium skillet
    • A quick-read kitchen thermometer

    Place egg whites in bowl. For each white,add 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon water, and 1/16 teaspooncream of tartar. Stir gently, breaking up egg whites, but notraising any foam. Set aside.

    In skillet, heat 1-inch of water to a simmerand remove from heat. Place the bowl in the hot water and beginstirring and scraping constantly with rubber spatula to preventoverheating. After 1 minute of constant stirring, remove bowlfrom hot water and check temperature with thermometer (tilt bowlif necessary to have about 2-inches of white covering thermometerstem).

    Temperature must be 160°F (70°C).If not, place the bowl back in the hot water and resume scrapingin 15-second increments until the temperature reaches 160°F(70°C). Rinse off the thermometer in the hot pan water betweeneach use.

    When the desired temperature is reached,proceed with recipe.

    How to make Marzipan from scratch

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    I’m so glad you enjoyed this marzipan, Dawn, and appreciate the feedback. By cornstarch I’m assuming you mean the powdered sugar?

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