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marzipan source?

chocabot Nov 25, 2007 04:40 PM

Hi all, I'm looking for marzipan to cover a fruitcake. I've looked at the Queensway Sobeys, The Duff/Finch Highland Foods and the Gastronom (Russian Grocer) but surprisingly haven't found any.
Where do you get yours? Any tips on using it?

  1. Teep Nov 26, 2007 08:00 AM

    I've seen it at Ziggys at Yonge and St. Clair. Bruno's Fine Food just a few blocks north also has it.

    I warmed it slightly in the microwave then rolled it between 2 sheets of wax paper.

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      cinnamon_girl Nov 26, 2007 07:00 AM

      There's a Polish supermarket called Starsky's in Mississauga - I went last year around this time. I am a marzipan fiend and they were the best source of marzipan I have ever found in North America. That reminds me - I had better go again soon!

      1. chocabot Nov 26, 2007 06:12 AM

        thanks everyone! I will try Domino's this coming weekend.

        1. chloe103 Nov 25, 2007 11:31 PM

          Domino's, in the basement of St. Lawrence, has both unformed marzipan and assorted shaped and dyed marzipan pieces (berries, various season/holiday things, etc.).

          1. BavarianBaker Nov 25, 2007 06:49 PM

            As for tips on using it... Keep it covered when not using it. It dries out quickly and then is garbage. It is too expensive, so only take out what you are working with and keep the rest covered at all times. A good quality marzipan (I prefer Odense as offered by Lentia), can be rolled, shaped or otherwise molded. When on a cake, it can be left out for a short bit at a time,but you generally want to refridgerate it when not in use. A good chocolate shell or glaze will prolong out of fridge shelf life significantly.

            1. Leslieville Nov 25, 2007 06:47 PM

              I think the bulk stores sell it, perhaps check there.

              1. BavarianBaker Nov 25, 2007 06:43 PM

                Dawn's Food and Lentia supply marzipan. I think they deal with customers right off the street. If not, find a European bakery near you. Not a deli that has stuff brought in, but a bakery that does stuff on site. They are often willing to sell you ingredients. I often supply walk in customers with marzipan, fresh yeast, or even lumps of specific doughs as requested.

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