Return to the Dessert Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

LOOKING for: Marzipan Candy

Posted by linnea56 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 14, 06 at 20:45

I want to make traditional Scandinavian marzipan candies, in the shape of various fruits, for Christmas; but I can't find my recipe. It was from my Swedish aunt who actually taught classes in making them.

I remember it was really simple. No egg whites. I looked online but most recipes used egg whites, and I know the usual recipe did not have that.

Also, the last time I made them the stiff dough almost broke my food processor. I don't remember my aunt having that kind of trouble. Any tips?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: LOOKING for: Marzipan Candy

The recipe I have has an egg, but here's a recipe that doesn't (I found it on the internet a few years ago - I've never tried it).

3 cups sugar
1 cup water
5 cups ground almonds
1 tsp or more of almond extract (to taste)
Food coloring of various colors

Dissolve the sugar and water in a saucepan and add the almonds.

Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until the marzipan comes away from the pan.

Remove from heat and turn out onto a baking sheet.
Knead until smooth, adding extract while mixture is still warm.

Divide up the marzipan, adding food coloring to each part to shape into any variety of fruits, vegetables.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Dessert Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here