Friday, March 29, 2013



1 cup icing sugar
1 cup ground almonds
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
dash of salt
1 egg white


  • Gently blend together all the ingredient except for the egg whites.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat slightly with a fork.
  • Add a little bit at a time of the egg whites to the almond-sugar mixture and mix with your hands until it starts to become mealy.
  • Continue to add enough of the remaining egg whites until a smooth texture and consistency is achieved. 
  • Form into a ball or loaf then wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

*You may add food coloring and work it into the marzipan to make all kinds of garnishes and decorations!  

*Equal parts powder sugar and ground almonds is key for best texture and product. Store bought marzipan usually is a lot tougher, stiff and harder to work with due to using less almonds and more sugar to cut production costs.

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