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Marzipan Easter Egg Recipe
How to Make Marzipan Easter Egg
Marzipan Easter Egg: These yummy Easter treats are filled with the goodness of cashews. This veg recipe for the delicacy is a beginner-friendly one too. You can customise the marzipan created with colours, flavours and even shapes of your liking.
- Total Cook Time 30 mins
- Prep Time 05 mins
- Cook Time 25 mins
- Recipe Servings2
Ingredients of Marzipan Easter Egg
- 300 gms crushed cashews
- 200-300 gram icing sugar
- 6 tbsp each sugar and water (for syrup)
- 1 tsp almond essence/ vanilla essence or ½ tsp rose essence o
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
- 4 tbsp nuts (optional)
- Edible food colours (as required)
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Lightly roast cashew nuts on low flame before crushing them to form smaller pieces.
In a small pan, dissolve sugar in water of equal quantity (approx 6 tbsp) and boil to make a sugar syrup.
In a grinder, add crushed cashew nuts and most of the icing sugar. Blend in batches to form a fine powder.
Sieve the cashew-sugar mixture into a large bowl and grind any remaining lumps again.
Add the essence of your choice to the sieved mixture, along with around 3-4 tbsp of the syrup. Mix well by hand to start forming a dough.
Add small quantities of sugar syrup to bind the dough together.
Knead the dough and add the remaining sugar syrup to it. Mix, knead more and roll the dough slightly. Cover it in parchment paper and let it rest for 20-25 minutes.
Divide the dough into smaller parts and add the food colouring of choice to each part. Mix well.
For a different flavour, you can also mix cocoa powder with part of the dough.
Roll the dough pieces between your palms to form balls and then shape them into eggs.
You can also stuff them with a few chopped nuts and add more dough outside for a smooth outer layer.
Allow the Easter eggs to air-dry overnight (or for at least 12 hours) before consumption or decoration with icing. Take care to place them on parchment paper or a similar non-sticky surface for drying. Enjoy at room temperature.