What is Marzipan?
Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar, honey, and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables.
What is marzipan called in America?
Marzipan Also called almond candy dough, marzipan is an agreeable, multi-purpose combo of the first two, with a subtle almond flavor and unmatched malleability.
What does a marzipan taste like?
Marzipan has a very sweet, nutty almond flavor. Its texture is soft, chewy and slightly rough due to the ground up almonds. Marzipan purchased in Europe can have a slightly bitter flavor because it’s sometimes made with a variety of almond called a bitter almond, which isn’t allowed to be imported into the U.S.
Can marzipan be eaten raw?
The traditional recipe does include raw egg whites, not yolks so there is no risk of salmonella. So unless you are allergic to eggs you can eat raw marzipan. Having said that all my recipes substitute the raw egg with sugar syrup or water so you can eat all my marzipan recipes raw.
Is marzipan Italian or German?
The invention of marzipan is usually attributed to Lübeck, Germany. Legend has it that during a 15th century famine when flour for making bread became scarce, the senate of Lübeck ordered bakers to create a replacement. Using eggs, sugar, and stores of almonds, the clever bakers came up with marzipan.
Where to buy marzipan in Namibia?
It is available at Capricorn sweets, spar hochland and Checker Maerua Mall in Namibia.