Rock-hard marzipan - salvageable?
I just bought some marzipan from my local upscale grocery, and it was rock hard. Could I do anything to salvage it?
(While it's fun to make marzipan from almond paste, it's time-consuming. But at least I know that the canned almond paste is useable.) Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA!
Could you wrap it in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave it for 10 seconds at a time? I've done that with rock hard brown sugar and it works, but I've never worked with marzipan, so perhaps it's not as moisture-compliant?
leanneabe is on the right track. Cut up the marzipan into roughly 1/2 inch cubes. Place in the bowl of a kitchenaid with the paddle attachment. Place mixer on low setting and add 1 tbsp of water, mixing until it is absorbed. Continue to mix on low, adding water a tbsp at a time until the marzipan comes together in a moistened ball. If you happen to add a little too much water, add a sprinkle of sifted powdered sugar.