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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Almond Paste

How to Make Almond Paste Recipe - preparation 10 minutes

Makes 450g/1lb

225g/8oz/1¾ cups ground almonds
125g/4oz/½ cup golden caster (superfine) sugar
125g/4oz/¾ cup golden icing (confectioner’s) sugar
1 large (US extra-large) egg
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sherry
1–2 drops of vanilla extract

1 Mix together the ground almonds and sugars in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the remaining ingredients and add to the dry mixture.

2 Stir well to mix, pounding gently to release some of the oil from the almonds. Knead until smooth, then cover until ready to use.

3 This is enough to cover the top and sides of an 18cm/7in cake.

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