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Old 08-23-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Mazipan/Almond Paste

I got a whole lot and Ive been watching it start to dry out and what not.

Any Ideas? My pastry skills are excellent but my knowledge of what its in is limited.

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Old 08-23-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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One thing you can do if it is drying out, is mix it with a little sugar syrup. That should make it more supple. You could try rolling it out thin to ice a cake, or stuff dried fruits with it. Seems to me I see dates like that around Christmastime. But I guess it's best used to make cute decorative figures with. How much do you have?
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:15 AM   #3
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I got ALOT!!

Its like 2 quarts i believe.

I was thinking maybe some rainbow cookies but ive never made them before but someone told me thay are made with marzipan
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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That is a lot! Here's a link to rainbow cookies:

Sound like a lot of work, but they sure are pretty. Also, note that it calls for almond paste, which I believe is slightly coarser, less sweet and more almondy than marzipan, although similar.

Now that I've seen the picture, it seems like I've seen something like this in the pastry shops. I'm off to investigate, because you've got me curious.

PS Looks like I'm not allowed links until I wash a few dishes around here.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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thanks

it is almond paste. I think if you mix it with more sugar to help break it down it becomes marzipan
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:46 AM   #6
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I just had to let you know that you inspired me to create an avatar. Your little deer reminded me of my favorite little goat.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:51 AM   #7
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hahah thanks, its the only pic i had on this computer

how are those dishes coming?
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Here are some recipes with almond paste. http://www.odense.com/
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]Here are some recipes with almond paste.
I will try one of this recipes
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:59 AM   #10
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my oldest son and I fight over marzipan we eat it just as it is or maybe dip it in dark chocolate ganache yummy
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