Twenty Ways To: Eat an Almond #3

Almond paste is used to make one of my favourite, mostly imported, treats: Marzipan! I don’t know how to make marzipan just yet, but a recipe to make the paste is a great start, don’t you think?

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling     Makes 1 1/2 C

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C blanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

Place almonds in a food processor, cover and process until smooth.

Add the confectioners’ sugar, egg white, extract and salt; cover and process until smooth.

Divide almond paste into 1/2-cup portions; place in airtight containers. Refrigerate for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months.

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