Marzipan. Traditional Christmas recipe

Marzipan. Traditional Christmas recipe

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In addition to the nougat and the Roscón de Reyes, marzipan is another of the typical sweets of the Christmas. With the marzipan dough, made from almonds and sugar, you can create many and varied shapes and decorate them as you like. What does not change is its unmistakable and exquisite flavor.

There is a variant of marzipan made with peanuts in Latin America, although its texture is slightly drier and more delicate. Some legends say that marzipan was introduced to Europe well from the south, during the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century.

  • 250 grams of ground almonds
  • 250 grams of ground sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 egg white

Tips: Due to its simplicity and because it does not need to be brought to the fire, this is a very easy and comfortable recipe to make with children, since there is an adult supervision.

1. In a deep bowl, mix the almonds with the sugar and two tablespoons of water.

2. Knead the mixture with your hands until it forms a dough.

3. When you have the dough ready, make the figurines with the molds in the shape of a bell, angel, star, Christmas tree, etc. that you can find in any department store.

4. Beat the white with a mixer until it is stiff.

5. With a pastry brush, paint the figurines with the white.

6. Put the figurines in the oven at 200ºC to cook them for about 2 minutes.

7. When you take them out of the oven, let them cool and you can serve them.

8. If you want to decorate them, you can use some raisins or you can also bathe the figurines in liquid chocolate.

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