How do they both compare? Well I found that the cashewnut marzipan is lighter while the almond one is a little on the denser side. That being said, the almond version is super delicious. I think even more than the cashewnut one. Then, there’s also the fact that the almond one is a no-cook recipe. So, to sum up, I will still make my cashewnut version as it is a little easier to work with, but the almond one will be absolutely perfect to use in so many different ways. I’d love for you to try it out and tell me what you think of it.
No-cook Almond Marzipan
(Yields 250-260gms approx.)
1 cup raw, natural almonds
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp rose water (you can add a little more if needed)
1/2 tsp almond extract (you can add a little more if needed)
Place the almonds in a heatproof bowl.
Pour water from a recently boiled kettle over the almonds to cover the nuts. Leave the almonds to soak for a couple of minutes.
Drain the almonds and peel them. Place them on some kitchen paper or a clean kitchen towel to dry up. Let the almonds cool down completely.
In a high powered blender / food processor, blitz the almonds to a fine powder.
Place the almond powder in a large bowl. Add in the icing sugar. Mix it thoroughly till combined.
Add the rose water and almond extract and knead to form a dough / log.
Your marzipan is now ready to be used.
If you don’t need to use it immediately, you can wrap it in cling film and refrigerate till needed. It keeps for a couple of months. (Personally, I would just make this when needed, probably a couple of days ahead.)
NOTE: This marzipan is not a very sweet version. When the marzipan is formed, taste some of it. If you want it sweeter, simply add some more icing sugar and knead it in.
21 thoughts on “No-cook Almond Marzipan Recipe”
awesome … i ws earching for this kind of eggless marzipan… since i have a lots of almonds.. wl try and let u know
I hope you like it Laiena.
Girl, u n yr recipes r awesome. Love the way u explain them step by step. Great going babes, all the best.
For sharing this recipe..🤝💐
Thanks for your recipe- can we use a combination of cashews anx almonds?
I haven't tried a combination, but since both almonds and cashews can be used for marzipan, technically it should work out. I'd love to know how it turns out.
Can we use almond meal in place of whole almonds? If yes, same 1 cup quantity of almond meal ?
Can I use almond flour / almond meal instead of raw almonds?
You sure can.
For sharing this recipe..🤝💐
Explanation is awesome
Too gud feels to make
hi any alternative to rose water
Some people use whisky as a replacement. But I have personally not tried it.
Mam which is better with almond or cashew nuts. Which is better cooked or without cooking.
love yr recipes and the detailed explanations thanks a ton for helping amateur cooks like me
CAN WE USE THIS TO COVER CAKES AS WELL.
Hi Rochelle, it wont work as well as the cooked version. I would recommend the cooked version of marzipan to cover cakes.
Hi, Can i use this marzipan to cover cakes.
Hi Jen, I wouldn’t recommend it. Its better to use the cooked marzipan to cover cakes.
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