My sister also bought home some prized chocolates, the most expensive of which was the one she didn’t like, was filled with what I realized was an overpowering flavor of rose in the marzipan inside. We generally love nuts. I like marzipan too. But this was cloyingly rosey, which is a flavor not appealing to everyone. I deciphered the flavor by tasting and realized that was what threw us off. But it made me want to make marzipan.
I still have some almond meal from an old macaron trial (after which I said I will just buy those damned cookies) sitting in the fridge. I decided I had nothing to lose and just use them to make my own marzipan.
Reading some recipes, i skipped those that had egg whites mixed into it. I settled on one. I followed the directions sparingly, but read through it thoroughly. And instead of the 5 tablespoons of water I was expecting to use I ended up using just two! It is now cooling in the fridge, an ugly lump of ugliness. But it tasted damn fine. 🙂
So will I be making cute cake decors with it? No way. I am gonna slice it off and munch on it. 🙂
150 grams almond meal
100 grams confectioner’s sugar, or regular sugar whizzed in the blender to make it fine with 1 tablespoon cornstarch,
rose syrup (optional)
Note that you may lessen the sugar to your taste. Combine the almond meal and sugar and mix thoroughly. I just place 1/2 cup of water in a bowl, then added a teaspoon of rose syrup since I didn’t have any rose water. Add a tablespoon at a time to your almond meal mixture, mixing it thoroughly. Once it gets crumbly, stop adding water and check if it will form a dough. If it does, stop at that point. Use to your need 🙂