Christmas homemade marzipan Recipe

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Do you want to know how to prepare marzipan, one of the most typical Christmas sweets?... A fairly simple recipe that children can help you with.

Marzipan recipe


  • 250 g peeled and ground raw almonds
  • 120 g icing sugar
  • 40 ml water
  • 1 lemon

How to make homemade marzipan

  1. In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water over a low heat until it becomes a syrup. Remove from the heat and add the almonds, a teaspoon of lemon zest and a tablespoon of the strained lemon juice. Mix very well until a homogeneous mass is formed and leave to cool for a couple of hours.
  2. With the help of a spoon, take small portions and mould with your hands to create the marzipan figures you want. The children will have a great time doing this, because it's like playing with plasticine.
  3. Place them on a baking tray covered with baking paper, and glaze them with sugar water and a paintbrush to give them that special toasted colour that marzipan has on the top. Grill for a few minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Let them cool again before picking them up, as they will be softer and the shapes may break.

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