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Marzipan for cakes or sweets – recipes for lockdown or isolation

How to make Marzipan

A marzipan recipe you could make in Covid -19 Lockdown. This recipe handed down by our Deputy CEO’s mother makes a marzipan that can be used on cakes like simnel (easter) or Christmas cake or for decorative marzipan fruits and so on.  It can turn out a little wet and will be improved if left overnight.

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Dark Chocolate Marzipan


8oz ground almonds

8oz sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp brandy

drop of almond essence


Put the sugar and egg in a bowl and put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, and beat the sugar and egg together with a fork or a whisk for about 10-15 minutes or until thick fluffy.

Remove from heat and allow a short cooling time

whisk in a teaspoon of lemon juice and a drop of almond essence or brandy if you like the taste

Now stir in the ground almonds until it forms a thick marzipan paste.

As I said above if the mixture is a little wet then leave overnight, but this can be shaped or rolled immediately, for Christmas cake it can be rolled directly onto the cake or stuck to ir with hot apricot jam (yum), coloured with food colouring and shaped into marzipan fruits…go on using your creative urges.