How to Make Traditional Marzipan

The marzipan composition has many uses. It can be very appreciated in cakes, for fillings, with fruits and many others. For that characteristically taste, the marzipan has to be made with bitter almonds. Be very careful with those bitter almonds because may be fatal if consumed in big quantities. If you have children, it is best to switch the almonds with a bitter almonds flavor. Here is the old, traditional marzipan recipe.

Things You’ll Need:
8 ounces sweet almonds
1 ounce bitter almonds (or 3-4 drops of bitter almonds flavor)
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons rose water


  1. The almonds have to be scalded. For this, put some boiled water in a bowl and scald the almonds. After 2 minutes, peel the almonds and sprinkle them on a tissue and leave them to dry for 24 hours.

  2. Crumble the almond for 3 or 4 times and after every action, sprinkle them on a tray and freeze them for 10 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and the rose water and mix them with the almonds until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous composition.

  3. Part the composition in small portions and cover them with aluminum foil. The marzipan has to be refrigerated for at least 5-6 days before you use it

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