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Homemade marzipan

A lot of people don't like marzipan but they do like almonds!
I get it - a lot of commercially made marzipan is mostly sugar and almond essence with a bit of almond thrown in. Home made, marzipan, on the other hand, is a whole other thing.
This is a simple recipe that you can use in lots of different kinds of bread. Semlor, Stollen, Kringel - search for these in the search bar and you will be thrilled when you try the results.
The recipe makes lots which is good because it's really edible, just with a spoon.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: english
Keyword: 5 ingredients or fewer
Author: Jane Mason


  • spoon, bowl


  • 400 g Ground almonds also called almond flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk OR 1 egg white depending in if you want it yellow or white
  • 5-10 tbsp Icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Rose water


  • Measure everything EXCEPT the sugar into a big bowl and mix it all together, Your hands are best at this.
  • Taste the mixture and then add the icing sugar, one spoon at a time.
  • When it is to your likeing, stop adding the sugar.
  • Your marzipan is ready to eat, or use in bread.