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Homemade marzipan thins

Sweet treats for friends and family

  • Prep: 25 mins
    Plus setting time
  • About 80
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 200g pack ground almonds
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • few drops almond essence
  • 175g royal icing mix
  • 2 - 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • small crystallised fruits, to decorate

Tip

Layering
You can use any shape cutter for these marzipan treats. Layer them up with baking parchment.

Method

  1. Make the marzipan: mix the almonds and sugars until well combined. Add the egg and almond essence and mix to a stiff paste, using your hands to press the mixture together. Knead the marzipan briefly on a surface dusted with icing sugar, then roll out to a thickness of about 1cm.

  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment, then carefully set marzipan on top. Leave to set for 1 hr. Beat royal icing and lemon juice together, then spread evenly over the marzipan. Leave to dry overnight.

  3. Cut the iced marzipan with small cutters and press a piece of crystallised fruit into the centre of each. Pack into boxes interleaved with baking parchment.

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