What to do with marzipan?
Hi all, I have two tubes of marzipan at 7 oz. each. I'm not really into making little fruits or things like that out of it but am looking for something to which I can add the marzipan to it. Any ideas?
Can I just eat it straight?
Here's a link (scroll down, it's the second recipe) to one of my all-time favorite cakes, Crystal Almond Pound Cake from Flo Braker's "The Simple Art of Perfect Baking." The recipe calls for almond paste, not marzipan, so you'd have to decrease the amount of sugar in the cake proportionately.
I make cookies, wheat-free cookies, muffins etc. Check out the website for Odense Almond Paste and Marizipan. You could eat the maripan by it straight but I like it when it comes dipped in chocolate. Their website has LOTS of recipes. Here's the Odense distinction between marizipan and almon paste.
Both Almond Paste and Marzipan have the same ingredients; almonds, sugar and glucose. Marzipan is milled to a smoother consistency, and has more sugar. Because of this, Marzipan is more pliable. This allows for easier rolling out and modeling. Almond Paste’s higher almond content gives it a stronger flavor. It is used as an ingredient in baked goods.
I would be making raisin toast, spreading it with that and adding cinnamon. Never seen it done but it sounds great.
I like the croissants idea. Marzipan that's a little warm has to be terrific.
Stuffed French Toast
Take thick slices of sourdough or egg bread, cute small slits and stuff with pieces of marzipan. Dip in egg/milk, then fry. Alternately, layer bread in a casserole dish with slices of marzipan in between the bread layers. Soak with egg/milk/vanilla - allow to soak overnight, then bake off in the morning.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Marzipan Ice Cream - i might leave some in chunks to be stirred in when the ice cream is almost set