Marzipan, also known as almond paste, is a versatile and delicious ingredient that has been cherished in baking and confectionery for centuries. With its rich, nutty flavor and pliable texture, marzipan can be added to pastries in many different ways. It is most well-known as a festive holiday ingredient in European-style pastries, but other cultures use a form of almond paste in their desserts as well– I especially like it in mooncakes!
Making your own marzipan at home is surprisingly simple! In this post, I am sharing how I make marzipan, which takes about 5 minutes!
- 120 g almond flour
- 50 g granulated sugar
- 10 g honey
- 30 g water
- pinch salt optional
- Combine sugar, honey and water together in a pan and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and mix in almond flour– the mixture will appear dry at first but keep mixing until a evenly moist dough forms.
- Transfer the paste onto a plastic wrap and shape it into a tube. Let it cool on the countertop before using or storing it in the fridge for future use.
- Marzipan/almond paste can be stored in the fridge for a week or longer in the freezer (just thaw before using).