Easy Microwave Marzipan

I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but can never turn down Marzipan, especially my homemade recipe make with ground Almond or Cashew nuts, Icing sugar and egg white. Typically Marzipan is made with powdered blanched, skinned and dried almonds, but if I can splurge, I try to buy Cashew nuts and powder that instead for a beautiful taste. Traditionally, Marzipan is made by cooking all the ingredients over a low flame. It requires your undivided attention and a lot of muscle power. A decade or so ago I figured out a way to make this relatively easily in the microwave, and this is the recipe I will share with you!

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 100 gms(3.5 oz) ground almonds or almond meal
  • 200 gms (7 oz) icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites (40 -50 ml)
  • 2 drops almond essence

Instructions

  1. Process everything together with half the egg white and then process again
  2. Take the mixture out and add to a microwaveable plate, cover with cling film and zap in the microwave for 10 secs, 3 to 4 times
  3. Remove and scrape onto a board to cool
  4. Once cool add food colouring and knead adding extra icing sugar if sticky
  5. Divide and roll into balls and then press into the molds