Marzipan is a sweet confectionery made from almonds, fine icing sugar, and a small amount of liquid to help form it into the deliciously sweet and pliable ingredient it is. Here, we have used egg yolk, brandy and a little bit of lemon juice to get a lovely smooth and pliable consistency, but other recipes might use egg white, or add a dash of vanilla or almond essence. Perfect for icing cakes, forming into decorations for cupcakes, or as filling, this marzipan recipe will prove an invaluable addition to your pastry-making toolkit.
Almond paste will keep well in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or frozen for several months. Thaw the frozen paste in the refrigerator overnight.Note