Make your own marzipan instead of buying it. Marzipan is used to frost Christmas cakes and for candies, and all sorts of other goodies. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Important: be sure to use only fresh eggs for this recipe.
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 pound finely ground blanched almonds
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 Blend the confectioner’s sugar, finely ground almonds, egg whites, salt ,and almond extract in a blender until perfectly blended. Chill covered 24 hours to harden.
Is home made marzipan significantly better than store-bought marzipan? I'm assuming that's usually the case with most things because of the preservatives generally used to maintain a longer shelf life, but sometime the difference isn't so significant that it makes or breaks a product. Anyone have any input? I plan to use marzipan to garnish a cake I'm making next week for Thanksgiving, and would love any thoughts.
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