Home-made marzipan

Whipping up a batch of almond paste is a doddle with Celia Plender's simple recipe
By Celia Plender
Home-made marzipan
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  • Serves: Makes 400g
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 175 g ground almonds
  • 175 g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg


1. Sift the ground almond and icing sugar into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and drop in the egg. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir until the egg is incorporated into the almond mix.

2. Sprinkle a little icing sugar on to a clean work surface, turn the mixture out and then knead gently until it comes together in a smooth-ish dough. If the dough is sticky, add a bit more icing sugar.

3. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or freeze until needed.

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