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What can I do with Marzipan?

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joymaker Sat 02-Nov-13 08:28:46

I've just bought a packet of marzipan on offer because I love the stuff and can't get enough of it at Christmas grin However I never cooked with it, so apart from putting it on top of Christmas cake and mince pies how can I use it?

How do you use marzipan? Your ideas/suggestions please.


ps does it go off would I be better off putting it in the freezer?

Taffeta Sat 02-Nov-13 08:33:30

It keeps ages in foil, as long as you wrap it well.

I use it in cakes. There are a few recipes out there for almond cakes with a whole disc of marzipan in, or Nigella has a fruit cake with it in I believe.

I roll up leftovers into little balls and dip them in dark choc too for an evening treat for DH and I.

atomicyoghurt Sat 02-Nov-13 08:34:20

1) roll into balls and dip into melted chocolate
2) get some big dates, take out the stone and replace with similar sized bit of marzipan
3) make some cinnamon buns but put little bits of marzipan in with the cinnamon/sugar layer
4) use instead of icing to make figures for the top of cakes (tastes nicer than that ghastly shop icing)
5) if you make a chocolate cake, try a layer of marzipan instead of icing in the sandwich. Lush.

These are all good Christmas treats!

atomicyoghurt Sat 02-Nov-13 08:36:02

You could also make a stollen for the Christmas run-up? I've never made one but they have a massive line of marzipan in the middle

Homebird8 Sat 02-Nov-13 08:37:52

I've stopped bothering with white icing on top of the marzipan on my Christmas cake and discovered that if you put it under the grill it caramelises.

MrsBucketxx Sat 02-Nov-13 08:39:25

Marzipan fruits, you can have fun making them.

We made marzipan fugures with the children, using it a bit like edible playdough. They painted them with food colouring.

Hah figures!

Must proof-read

MOIST Sat 02-Nov-13 08:50:04

Mary Berry did a tart with grated marzipan, then apricots, then a pastry lid. Looked delicious.

TittyBojangles Sat 02-Nov-13 09:21:49

A cherry crumble with bits of marzipan in the crumble or a pie with chunks of marzipan dotted in the fruit?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 02-Nov-13 09:53:09

I make the Delia recipe marzipan for my cake- it's lovely, softer texture and you get the almond texture (I use Amarretto ).

DD makes chocolates for my mum - marzipan , a half walnut or cherry (Maraschino cherries are gorgeous) covered in dark chocolate

Apple puree in a pastry base then marzipan and an almond sponge layer.

Or you just eat it from the block grin

forcookssake Sat 02-Nov-13 09:58:06

You can chop it into little chunks and use it in cookies instead of chocolate chips-chill it first to make it easier to dice.

dementedma Sat 02-Nov-13 21:28:59

Put it in the bin. It is the work of the devil.

3xM Sat 02-Nov-13 21:30:50

Send it to me grin

NoComet Sat 02-Nov-13 21:32:26

DDad just sits with a knife cutting squares off and eating it.

BIWI Sat 02-Nov-13 21:34:13

Roll it up carefully into a ball.
Wrap it in foil.
Throw it in the bin.


lucysmam Sat 02-Nov-13 21:39:19

You can send it to me!! I bloody love the stuff grin No-one else here is keen on it so I treat myself to a block every now and again because I know I can have it all to myself

dementedma Sat 02-Nov-13 21:50:47

What BIWI said

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 02-Nov-13 22:06:35


Covers up ears so I can't hear all you Marzipan Haters.

Top Tip: make your own.
Much, much nicer .smile

joymaker Mon 04-Nov-13 02:13:24

thanks thanks for so many great ideas, there are lots of new things for the children and I to try. Was such a silly price had to buy it but will probably still end up making some of my own too! <yum yum> lol at marzipan haters!

marzipanaddict Sat 04-Jun-16 13:49:12

or u can just give it all to me and i'll eat it all

RuggerHug Tue 05-Jul-16 12:55:05

In case anyone looks at this, since it's front page of the Christmas section grin my DM soaks balls of it in whiskey. It is the food of the gods I tell you!

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