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                             Marzipan (Candies)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies                          German
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         Almonds, shelled -- blanched
    3                     -- (3 to 4)
                         (65 min left) -- (H)elp
    1      pound         Confectioners' sugar
                         More?
                         Tbsp
    1                    Egg white -- unbeaten
 
 Nothing expresses the German love of edible art more succintly than marzipan
candies, which are shaped into piglets, cats, poodles, flowers, fruit and all
sorts of other objects. They are delicious to eat, too.
 Carefully dry the shelled almonds, then grind to a powder in an electic blender,
if you have one. Blend almonds, the sugar, the egg white and just enough
rosewater or orangewater (available from pharmacies) to make a pliable stiff
dough. Knead with fingers, then place on board dusted with confectioners' sugar
and form into desired shapes, to resemble miniature apples, peaches, strawberries
or, if you have an artist’s touch, little pigs or birds. Tint with (65 min left),
(H)elp, More? food coloring. Balls of marzipan may be rubbed in chocolate dots or
colored sugar. If dough becomes too stiff, work in a little lemon juice,
rosewater or orangewater, adding drop by drop.
 When candies are shaped, dry thoroughly in a cool, airy place for 24 hours, then
wrap separately or place in a container (such as a little straw basket for fruit)
and cover completely with Saran or other plastic wrap.
 Makes 2 pounds of candy.
 
 
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