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almond paste


a mixture of sugar, almonds, and egg whites used in pastries as a flavoring


The marzipan is made in two steps: first you make almond paste, and then use it to make your marzipan.

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by 1751

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Contemporary Examples
  • In Sweden, they choose to party with Semla, a sweet bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream sitting in a bowl of hot milk.

Historical Examples
  • almond paste for Chapped Hands (which will preserve them smooth and white).

  • Mix one pound of almond paste with one pound of powdered sugar.

  • Put marshmallows and almond paste in double boiler and stir until melted and well blended.

  • Potato fondant shows particular superiority over the almond paste in the making of small objects and all fine and thin work.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • Mix three-quarters of a pound of almond paste, one-half pound of sugar, and four whole eggs, and work until creamy and smooth.

  • Mix the almond paste with the sugar, add the whites of eggs, and work well.

  • Mix one pound of almond paste, three-quarters of a pound of powdered sugar, the whites of five eggs and one spoonful of flour.

  • They were composed of almond paste, and coated with a brown sugary paper, which was always consumed with the rest.

    Jack of Both Sides Florence Coombe
  • One pound of almond paste grated, one pound and a half of sugar, and the whites of seven eggs.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen

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