This week I was in the supermarket when I couldn’t resist the Saint Nicholas (a traditional children’s festivity similar to Christmas) candy shelf. Especially the marzipan was a huge trigger for my salivary glands. Drooling I let one after the another marzipan piglet, fries and banana go through my hands. I quickly put the piglet back on the shelf when an employee saw me smelling the package like an idiot. Awkward!
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Long before I even found out that —- spoiler alert —- Saint Nicholas is not real, I’m super crazy about marzipan. Every year alongside a new set of pencils there was natural marzipan on my wish list. Of course what Saint Nicholas gave me was marzipan without color, but it wasn’t natural or healthy at all.
The recipe that I like to share with you is a basic recipe for a healthier version of marzipan. This marzipan is vegan, simple, has no color additives and certainly no crazy piglet or banana shape. It contains plenty of healthy fats and fiber that contribute to your skin and intestinal health.,
Only 3 ingredients
I made the recipe with only three ingredients; your marzipan will be ready in a blink of the eye! Everything you have to do is combine Medjooldates, almond flour and almond extract in a food processor, run the machine and form the marzipan into a ball.
This marzipan has a quite similar texture and taste like almond paste; not without reason that I used this recipe for the almond paste in this (Christmas/Easter) stol.
Here you go love: the exact recipe for vegan marzipan.
- 1 1/4 cups pitted Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for an hour and drained
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/4 cups almonds or almond meal
- Combine the ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth.
- Add water if the consistency is too dry, add almond meal if the consistency is too soft.
- Remove the mixture from the food processor and form into a ball.
- Now you can do with the marzipan whatever you want; form into a thick roll and use it as the core of a freshly baked bread, or form into little balls as a snack.
- place the roll in the gully.
- Now you can do whatever you want with the marzipan.
- Preserve the marzipan wrapped in kitchen foil in your fridge. I will stay fresh up to 5 days.
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