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What to do with marzipan?

Fuzzydave Apr 11, 2009 09:26 AM

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?


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    TimCarroll Apr 11, 2009 09:43 AM

    Same as making little fruit shapes out of it.

    1. JoanN Apr 11, 2009 10:05 AM

      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.


      1. alixium Apr 11, 2009 06:59 PM

        if you are into pastry-making, I suggest you do marzipan-filled croissants.
        on the easier side, you can do thumbprint cookies with the marzipan as filling instead of the traditional jam.
        and of course, you can eat it straight!

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        1. re: alixium
          shelbyeileen Apr 13, 2009 11:10 PM

          Yes Yes for the croissants!!

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          Joebob Apr 11, 2009 08:22 PM

          Easter edible ducks, rabbits, and chickens.

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            rtms Apr 12, 2009 07:42 AM

            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.

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              NVJims Apr 13, 2009 08:25 PM

              While it is a Christmas recipe, Stollen bread is a great way to use your marzipan.

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                Cinnamon Apr 13, 2009 08:50 PM

                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.

                1. Emme Apr 13, 2009 11:06 PM

                  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

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