Monday, 28 December 2015

Marzipan Stuffed Dates

I made these as a present for my sister at Christmas. The recipe below is for marzipan and makes a lot of marzipan, enough to cover a Christmas cake. To make these treats you basically cut a slit in the dates, remove the stone and then stuff with a little sausage of marzipan. They are delicious.

Marzipan (from Cordon Bleu Cookery Course)

225g ground almonds
170g caster sugar
113g icing sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp brandy
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 drops almond essence

Put the almonds, caster sugar and icing sugar into a bowl and mix them together.

Whisk the egg with the lemon juice, brandy, vanilla and almond essence. Add to the almond and sugar mixture and mix until a soft dough is formed. Knead with your hands until it is smooth.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, these look awesome! Thanks for the recipe, I might have to treat myself to a batch. I love marzipan!