Marzipan, how to make goan marzipan recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: Goan
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Serves: 24
Marzipan's an authentic Christmas sweet made to distribute as goodies!
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 250 gms almonds
  • 200 gms powdered sugar Or as required(I used organic)
  • 1 egg whites
  • 3 t/s rose water Or 2 tbsp rose essence
  • color as per choice
  • the mould as per choice
  • a pinch of salt
How to make the recipe?
  1. Blanch almond and peel off their skin. Alternatively, you could soak them in water overnight and peel off their skin. Don't throw the peels use them for something good.
  2. Grind almonds with rose water / essence until smooth paste if formed. The almond should be smooth and not coarse. Ensure you don't grind the mixture too much else it will be almond butter.
  3. Combine almond paste, sugar, salt and egg whites in a wide-bottomed saucepan. Place on low heat.
  4. Cook this mixture until it starts leaving the edges of the pan. Keep stirring else the mixture might stick to the bottom of the pan. Drop some mixture to cold water if it solidifies that means your dough is ready.
  5. Spread the mixture over a greased pan Or surface. Allow to cool, you could also chill in the fridge for an hour. Now use moulds and shape them as required. If the dough is sticky add some icing sugar.
  6. I have used a toothpick for lollipops. I added cocoa powder for chocolate effect. Later sprinkled some colored candies over them to make them look attractive.
  7. For the pumpkin effect, I have used orange color for the vegetable, For leaves I have used green color and for the stick to support I have used toothpick again. Make marble sized ball with different colors that also looks great.
  8. Store them in fridge covered should last up to a week.
1. Make them on slow heat else the mixture will stick Or get burn.
2. If the dough is too sticky then add some more icing sugar.
3. Give any shape Or color you desire.
4. While cooking almond paste if you feel the mixture is coarse don't worry take a hand blender and blend the almond again to a smooth paste.
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