Ingredients for your first valentine candy recipe
- 2 cups (8oz or 200g) ground almonds
- 1 cup (8oz or 200g) caster sugar (superfine)
- 1.5 cups (8oz or 200g) icing sugar (confectioners)
- 2 eggs
- a few drops of almond essence
- food colorings of choice
Making the marzipan
Sift the sugars into a bowl to remove any lumps. Add the ground almonds and mix together.
Break the eggs into a bowl, beat them together, and then add to the mixture with the almond essence. Mix it all together well, until it forms a ball. Don't be too heavy handed here!
Turn out onto a surface sprinkled with icing sugar and knead the marzipan until it is smooth. You can refrigerate it at this stage or carry on and start the creative part.