Originally Posted by babetoo
would you believe my market does not have almond paste. will have to look somewhere else. i really want to make this
Yeah, finding the paste can be tricky. Another word for it is Marzipan.
You can also make your own!
Grind these 2 ingredients together::
1 cup of almonds
( you can scald the almonds and remove the "skin" or just grind them as they are)
1/2 cup sugar
( use powdered sugar if you like it smooth, regular sugar if you like it crunchy)
Then add a tsp of water at the time until you get a nice paste.
I use a small electric "chopper" appliance. Bought 2nd hand for $3.00..
Any kind of grinder should work. Maybe even a coffee grinder?
I hope this will help.
This dessert has become the most asked for dessert in our family and among our friends!