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
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455 g ground almonds
185 g icing sugar, sifted
345 g caster sugar
8 egg yolks
1 teaspoon almond essence or vanilla essence
Directions Prep:10min › Ready in:10min
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.