10 mins

    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.

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    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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