Marzipan

Making your own marzipan or almond paste couldn't possibly be any easier - or tastier!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon quality rose water
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
YIELD: about 1 pound of marzipan
COURSE: Desserts
CUISINE: Canadian
Prep Time: 30 min
Cooking Time:
Total Time: 30 min
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Blend sugar and almonds in a food processor. Add the almond extract and rosewater. Mix again. Add egg whites and mix until the mixture comes together.
  2. Roll into a roll about 5 inches (15 cm) long. Roll tightly with a plastic bag and store in the fridge, or for later use in the freezer.
    Note: If the mass is too soft, add a little more ground almonds. It does harden as it cools.