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About this recipe: Use this simple recipe for homemade marzipan or almond paste for the Festive Christmas Cake recipe on this website or to decorate another favourite cake.

Lynn Lewis and Joachim Wahnschaffe

Serves: 12 

  • 455 g ground almonds
  • 185 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 345 g caster sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence or vanilla essence

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Mix the ground almonds with the sifted icing sugar and the caster sugar. Add egg yolks and the almond or vanilla essence and mix to form a soft, but not sticky, paste. Smooth by kneading very briefly on a work surface lightly sifted with icing sugar.

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