How to make Marzipan easily ?


  • 750 g icing (confectioners’) sugar
  • 200 g  ground almonds
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 2 tabtespoons sweet sherry
  • 2 teaspoons glycerine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • few drops almond essence


1. Sift the Icing sugar into а large bowl. Remove a cupful for kneading. Stir the almonds into the Icing sugar and make a well til the centre. Mix together the egg yolks, sherry, glycerine, lemon juice and almond essence and pour Into the well. Stir with a knife until stiff.

2. Use the reserved sugar to dust a work surface and knead the marzipan for 3-5 minutes, adding more sugar to prevent sticking. Knead until smooth and pliable.

3. Use immediately or wrap in plastic and store in an airtight container in a cool place (not the fridge) for up to 3 days. Roll out on a surface dusted with icing sugar to use.

Makes 1 kg (2 lb)


Free Download Printable Marzipan Recipe (PDF)

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