Homemade marzipan

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    It is super easy to make your own marzipan. All you need is whole almonds and icing sugar in the right proportion, at the most the same amount of sugar as almonds, or slightly less.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 250g whole almonds
    • 150 to 200g icing sugar
    • 3 drops rose water or almond extract (optional)

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place the almonds in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Slip the almonds out of their skins one by one, leaving the remaining almonds in the warm water. It is the easiest to remove the skins when the almonds are wet. Drain in a colander.
    2. Place almonds and icing sugar in the food processor fitted with a metal blade and process to a paste. If the mixture is dry, add cold water, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a time. Scrape the sides a few times to ensure even processing. Towards the end add a few drops rose water or almond extract and process until smooth and no longer grainy.
    3. Wrap in foil and store in a cool and dry place. Use the marzipan within a week or two.

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