Almond Paste Recipe

Almond Paste Recipe

Ingredients :

250 g almond, ground

500 g icing sugar, sifted

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon brandy

1 tablespoon sherry

1/2 teaspoon almond essence

Egg white, beaten

1 cake

 

Method :

Use a large bowl to mix the ground almonds and icing sugar. Mix egg with brandy and pour into almond and sugar mixture with sherry and almond essence. Knead until it holds together. Add more siften icing sugar if the mixture is too moist. Divide the almond paste into 2 portions. Roll out one half on a pastry board dusted with icing sugar. Cut to fit top of cake. Brush cake with the beaten egg white. Place the almond paste on top and press lightly. Roll the remaining almond paste into a stri to fit around the side of the cake.

 

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