Contents: 500g Natural Marzipan
Ingredients: Sugar, Almonds (25%), Glucose Syrup, Water, Invert sugar syrup, Preservative E202.
Storage advice: keep in a cool and dry place
Allergy Advice: Contains Nuts (Almonds)
Label Claims: Suitable for Vegetarians
Country of production/manufacture: England
A rich almon d marzipan ideal for covering cakes or modelling. Marzipan or almond paste as it is also known, is a smooth sweet paste with a similar consistency to uncooked pastry. It is made from ground almonds and sugar. Marzipan is very malleable and can be moulded into a variety of shapes. Marzipan is most commonly used for covering rich fruit cakes (such as wedding, christening or Christmas cakes) to provide a smooth surface for a layer of icing to be placed on top, if a thin layer of icing is to be used white marzipan is the best choice for a pure white finished result.
To store: Marzipan should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Once opened the paste will dry out quickly so wrap any unused marzipan in the original wrapping and some kitchen foil and store in an airtight container.
To prepare: When preparing marzipan to cover a cake, knead it gently to soften it first, then dust the worksurface with a little sieved icing sugar or cornflour and roll out using a rolling pin. To cover a cake, brush with cooled boiled jam. Lift marzipan over the cake and trim off any excess.