Marzipan Christmas Trees
How cute do these look? Shared with us by Tenina Holder from Cooking with Tenina, this is a great recipe to get the kiddies involved in making. We think it is pretty cool to be able to make your own marzipan - especially this delicious almond and pistachio version!
Recipe Tester Feedback: "They looked and tasted very festive. I would absolutely make them again as Christmas gifts for teachers." - Fiona
No: Gluten / Dairy
Contains: Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 40 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Makes 36 trees
Cannot be frozen
- sugar - 250g, plus extra for roll
- almonds - 130g, blanched
- pistachios - 130g, shelled
- orange blossom water - 1/2 tsp
- almond essence - 1/2 tsp
- vanilla bean paste - 1 tsp
- cornflour - 20g (*ensure GF if required)
- egg white - 1
- small sugar stars - or flowers, to decorate
- Add the sugar (250g) to the bowl. Mill Speed 10 / 10 seconds.
- Add the blanched almonds (130g) and shelled pistachios (130g) to the bowl. Mill Speed 7 / 20 seconds.
- Add the orange blossom water (1/2 tsp), almond essence (1/2 tsp), vanilla bean paste (1 tsp), cornflour (20g) and egg white (1) to the bowl. Blend Speed 5 / 40 seconds.
- Refrigerate until the marzipan is not oily and can be worked with easily, around 30 minutes.
- Either push some marzipan into a piping tip to make each "tree" or form them by hand.
- Roll each tree in sugar.
- Use a little egg white to "glue" stars to the top of the trees. Allow them to air dry.
- Once set, carefully package them for gifting.