Today on the blog, we’re making a marzipan log! This is a festive and easy dessert that’s perfect for the holidays. What is marzipan you ask? It’s a sweet almond paste that can be flavored and shaped into all sorts of things. For this recipe, we’ll be using it to make a log shape, but you can really get creative with the marzipan and make whatever shape you like.
I have the fondest memeories of eating marzipan as a child. Either my mum or dad got gifted these at work a lot around Christmas time, and then we would have them as after dinner treat.
Now that I’m an adult (and a bit more health conscious), I don’t eat marzipan as often. But I still love it and think it makes for a great holiday treat. If you’re looking for something special to make this season, give this marzipan log recipe a try. Your family and friends will be impressed, and you’ll get to enjoy a delicious dessert that takes no time at all to make!
- Almond flour
- Egg whites
- Confectioners sugar
- Almond extract
In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, egg whites, confectioners sugar, and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
Begin to roll it into a log shape using your hands. If it’s too sticky, you can dust your hands with confectioners sugar. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Cut the marzipan log into 1-inch pieces and place on a serving dish, you can dust them with confectioners sugar if you’d like. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe tips and variations
- If you want to flavor/color the marzipan, you can add a few drops of food coloring or other extracts like lemon or orange.
- Try rolling the log in chopped nuts or shredded coconut before cutting into pieces.
- For a chocolate version, roll the log in cocoa powder before cutting into pieces.
- The marzipan log will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
What is marzipan made of?
Marzipan is made from almond flour, egg whites, confectioners sugar, and almond extract. It can also be flavored with other extracts or food coloring.
How do you store marzipan?
The marzipan log will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.
What can I use marzipan for?
Marzipan can be used to make all sorts of shapes and designs. It’s often used to decorate cakes or as a filling for pastries. You can also eat it plain as a sweet treat.I hope you enjoy this marzipan log recipe!
How can i turn this into a marzipan cheesecake?
What i would do i use the marzipan as a base and then put a cheesecake filling on top of it and bake it. Then once its cooled i would decorate the top with some more marzipan.
Can I turn this into a marzipan rose?
Yes, you can turn this into a marzipan rose by shaping the marzipan into a rose shape. You can use a mold or simply shape it with your hands. Be sure to dust your hands with confectioners sugar if the marzipan is too sticky.
Can I sub confectioners sugar for honey?
Yes you can just add more almond flour as the honey is liquid .
Do I have to use almond extract?
No, you can use any extract you like. Lemon, orange, or vanilla would be good substitutes.
I don’t have any egg whites, can I use something else?
Yes, you can use aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) this will make it vegan too!
How long does it take for the marzipan to set?
The marzipan needs to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set. You can also make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
How do I pronounce marzipan?
It’s pronounced like “mar-zee-pan.”
How can I create a gift with these?
If you’re looking for a unique and homemade gift, this marzipan log would be perfect! You can also make other shapes and designs with the marzipan. Get creative and have fun!
Can I color it?
Yes, you can add food coloring to the marzipan to create any color you like. You can also flavor it with other extracts like lemon or orange.
How many calories are in one piece of marzipan?
There are approximately 80 calories in one piece of marzipan.
Can I coat it in chocoate?
Yes, you can coat the marzipan in chocolate. Simply melt some chocolate and dip the pieces of marzipan into it. You can also roll the log in cocoa powder before cutting into pieces.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, this recipe is gluten-free.
How can I make this vegan?
To make this recipe vegan, you can use aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) in place of the egg whites. You can also use a plant-based milk like almond or coconut milk.
Can you freeze marzipan?
You can freeze marzipan, but it may change the texture slightly. Freezing and thawing marzipan may make it a little crumbly. If you plan to use the marzipan for decorating purposes, it’s best to use it fresh.
I hope you enjoy this marzipan log recipe! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
- 1¼ cup Almond flour
- 1 Egg whites (1 egg yield)
- 1 cup Confectioners sugar
- ¼ tsp Almond extract
- In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, egg whites, confectioners sugar, and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
- Begin to roll it into a log shape using your hands. If it's too sticky, you can dust your hands with confectioners sugar. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Cut the marzipan log into 1-inch pieces and place on a serving dish, you can dust them with confectioners sugar if you'd like. Serve and enjoy!