Use this simple recipe for homemade marzipan or almond paste for the Fruit Cake recipe on this website or to decorate another favourite cake.
Lynn Lewis and Joachim Wahnschaffe
4 1/2 cups (455g) ground almonds
1 1/2 cups (185g) icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups (345g) caster sugar
8 egg yolks
1 teaspoon almond essence or vanilla essence
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Directions Preparation: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.