Almond Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

  • About

Almond paste, or marzipan, is used as a cake topping; it may be easily molded into cake decorations, and is a popular filling for candies and chocolates.


  • 1 ½ cups/300 g sugar
  • ¾ cup/175 ml


  1. Make a sugar syrup with the sugar and water, and cook it to the hard-ball stage, 248°F/120°C on a sugar thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, put the ground nuts in a mixer with a dough hook, or in a mortar and pestle and stir in 2 tbsp water. Let the bubbles subside in the hot s