Another recipe with almonds is marzipan. If you've ever watched Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes you would know some of the amazing cakes and decorations formed out of marzipan. I found a medieval recipe for marzipan that I have added to my files and thought to share with you. Gluten free and a great addition to your desserts platter for special events.
The Commonplace Boke of Lady Avelyn Grene - Marzipan
* 1/2 lb blanched almonds, ground*
* 1/4 lb sugar**
* 1 Tbsp Rosewater
* 1 Tbsp water
Mix Ingredients for marzipan together. Marzipan should resmeble a dough - you should be able to mold it a bit.
*Using a food processor to grind the almonds is recommended. Also, the finer the grind, the more smooth the marzipan. Grinding the almonds to the size of sand granules works well. Be sure to not grind them to almond flour."
Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar and almond meal. Some marzipan is flavored with rosewater. Persipan is a similar, yet less expensive product, for which the almonds are replaced by apricot or peach kernels. In Goa (formerly Portuguese India) almonds are replaced by cashews. Many confectionery products sold as marzipan are made from less expensive materials, such as Soy paste and almond essence. (Source: Wikipedia)
Definition: Marzipan Wikipedia URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marzipan