[Sca-cooks] Marzipan question

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 09:43:14 PST 2009

Have you tried dipping your hands into orange juice?  Seems that does keep
it from being so sticky...not sure whether it would help with the oil.


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Cat . <tgrcat2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Greetings the list,
> I thought I had seen this discussed recently, but searching the archive did
> not find the discussion.
> I purchased a tin of almond paste from NutsOnline (thank you it arrived
> slow but in good shape) and last night mom and I went to turn some of it
> into marzipan.  It very quickly turned oily in my hands.  I was adding
> powdered sugar and a little rosewater.  I was only kneading it by hand, not
> using any machinery, and I dont think my hands were that hot, though I do
> run warm.
> So question, I assume it is still usable, but how do I keep it from doing
> it in the future.  Also, what is my best way to 'paint' or color my finished
> pieces?  I made marzipan kartoffeln for my folks, but those are so very late
> period (or not at all, as you prefer) and besides the cocoa powder does tend
> to get all over anything else in the box, so I think fruit would be better.
> In Curiosity and Almond-yumminess
> Gwen Cat
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