Marzipan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)

Method

Soak almonds in glass jar and store in fridge for 8 hours. Wash very well. Boil water in a vessel and drop the almonds into it. Switch off the gas. After 10 minutes remove from hot water and drop them in chilled water. This helps to remove the skin easily. Remove skin of all the almonds. Blend in a mixer without water into a coarse paste.

Squish the dates with hand to make a thick paste.

Press down evenly the other ½ white almond paste in a flat square dish. Now add the cocoa by sprinkling it or mixing it with the dates. Press down the dates on the almond layer. Finish it by making a layer of the pink almond paste. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour and cut into squares. You can decorate them with almond halves.

Serves 8-10