Yield: 2 pounds

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Almonds (blanched), finely ground
1 pounds Sugar, powdered (confectioner's sugar)
\N \N Food colouring
2 tablespoons Orange water or rose water (Can be obtained from your local drugstore)
\N \N Decorations

Combine ground almonds, sugar and flavouring in a saucepan. Cook until mixture leaves side of pan. Roll almond mixture on a flat surface to about ½-inch thickness. Cut into shapes, mold, paint with food colouring, decorate, etc. Place on wax paper to dry for 2 hours.


* Marzipan -- This recipe could be used as part of a 12-course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve.

: Difficulty: easy.

: Time: ½ hour plus time to decorate.

: Precision: Approximate measurement OK.

: Original recipe passed down through the generations and translated from Polish into English (with a few mods) by Edward Chrzanowski : MFCF, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : echrzanowski@... or

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