Homemade marzipan treats…

There’s just about time for another of my last-minute-Larry Christmas present ideas…it’s not too late to whip up a batch of marzipan treats!

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My Mum is a huge marzipan fan but she’s also very particular about recipes that use raw egg. Unfortunately, marzipan is one such recipe, which gave me a bit of a challenge! After some internet trawling, I stumbled upon this little recipe from good old Delia. Although it still uses eggs, you have to spend a very achy arm inducing 12 minutes whisking them with sugar in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of simmering water, which in my mind, equates to cooking the egg and therefore reduces any risk…well that’s what I’ll be telling my Mum :)…

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The recipe worked really well, but I was a little bit impatient when it came to cooling the egg & sugar mixture and decided to mix the ground almonds in when it was still warm. The mixture was pretty sticky so I wrapped it in clingfilm and put it in the fridge for an hour or so until it was less sticky and ready to mould into shapes.

Now comes the fun part, the world is your lobster and you can freestyle your marzipan into any shape you like!

But if you need a bit of inspiration, I made small cylinders, which I inserted in the middle of pitted medjool dates. I also made discs, dipped some in melted dark chocolate and stuck dried cranberries and pistachios on top of the others before drizzling them with left over melted chocolate…

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It ended up being a lot of fun and I think they look pretty darn good, even if I do say so myself. 🙂

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5 responses to “Homemade marzipan treats…

  1. I dont even like marzipan and these look delicious.
    You have such a creative flair! love it.

  2. Erinn @ www.more-sprinkles.com

    These are so pretty!

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