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Mazapan (Marzipan)

Mazapan (Marzipan)

Ingredients for Mazapan (Marzipan)

  • 3 cups whole almonds, blanched and ground
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3-4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions for Mazapan (Marzipan)

In a saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Let it boil steadily without stirring the temperature reaches 230-234 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and beat until mixture turns slightly cloudy. Stir in ground almonds, egg whites, and vanilla. Cook over gentle heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Turn mixture onto a surface that has been sprinkled with some of the powdered sugar. Knead the mixture until smooth, working in the rest of the powdered sugar.

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Pull off pieces and roll into balls or olive-shaped pieces. Wrap in foil or wax paper and store in airtight container.

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