Any hostess will surprise its guests a refined décor culinary masterpiece.The main thing here - to show imagination.This will help you confection marzipan. Self preparation of marzipan at home does not require much effort.
What is marzipan?
Martsipan- one of the goodies, extant from time immemorial, its history dates back more than one thousand years ago.In European folk tales marzipan symbolizing children's happiness.
This marzipan - a mixture of almonds (or other nuts), crushed into flour, and sugar syrup.In Russia, marzipan was prepared exclusively for the aristocracy.With the advent of Soviet rule about this sweetness completely forgotten.Thus, "marzipan" was called Bun with peanuts, which are not nearly resembled a real marzipan.
European Capital of marzipan is the German city of Lübeck, but there remained an old recipe of sweets, which cherish more than life.It also works the most famous and oldest in the world Marzipan Museum .There are more than 500 kinds of marzipan.
can not say about the benefits of marzipan .Since marzipan 33% is made up of almond in it a huge amount of vitamin E. It is known that this vitamin has a positive effect on the skin, nervous system (supplies the body with minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium), is a potent antioxidant.
Marzipan House can be prepared in two ways : using heat treatment and because of chafing (mixing).
Recipes home marzipan
chocolate marzipan at home
- almonds - 1 tbsp
- sugar (fructose) - 1 tbsp.
- Water - 0.25 Art.
- almond essence - 2-3 drops
- cocoa powder - 1 tbsp.l.
- Food colorings
- Powdered sugar
- necessary to take in the skins of almonds dipped in hot water for 2 minutes, then drain.When the water drain, put almonds on a kitchen board.
- When grain almond slightly cooled, remove them from the plenochku-peel.For this highly compressible core of the thumb and forefinger.
- Look for nuts - if plenochka raised - they can be cleaned.If the skin is still tight to the seed, almonds fill with hot water for a few minutes.
- Lessons core rinse and fry on both sides in the hot pan without oil for 10-15 minutes. very important : they must stir constantly.
- roasted nuts ground in a coffee grinder or blender to a state of flour.
- Sugar fill with water, the mass heated to dissolve all the sugar, and from the cooled syrup can be rolled hard, but malleable ball.
- Add the syrup and crushed almond kernels to heat, stirring constantly while, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the almond essence.
- We shift the weight on the platter, cover with foil and allowed to cool.
- The cooled mass was passed through a meat grinder.
- Workplace sprinkle with powdered sugar or fructose.
- Spread on the board almond paste and roll out with a rolling pin to the required thickness.
- We turned soft elastic marzipan mass.
can be made of marzipan decorations , for this it adds food dyes or, as in our case, cocoa.From the marzipan mass detachable piece of the desired size, squeezing him a little paint and mash your hands until it is evenly not be painted.
Marzipan on cherry vodka at home
- Sweet almonds - 175 g
- bitter almonds (or a few drops of almond extract) - 10 pcs.
- Powdered sugar - 100 g
- Egg white - 1 piece.
- Cherry Vodka - 2 tbsp.l.
- Mix the two types of almonds.It is because of bitter almonds, marzipan has a unique taste and aroma.
- pour hot water, remove the peel and passed twice through a meat grinder ( it twice, for that matter).
- mixed in a blender with sugar and 1 egg (protein) to a uniform consistency.
- At the end of cooking add to the marzipan cherry vodka.
Marzipan in the flour and cream
- 20% -s' cream (cold) - Article 0.5.
- flour - Article 0.5.
- Almonds - 100 g
- Fructose (preferably) or powdered sugar - 250 g
- pre sift the flour, then mix with cold cream in a saucepan until homogenous.
- warms, stirring over low heat, and it is better to do on a sponge, the mixture thickened and began to move away from the bottom and sides of our pan.
- cooled, add the peeled skins of milled almonds (as described in the recipe number 1), powdered sugar, you can also add a few drops of food coloring and knead the dough.
- dough is rolled out into a thin layer, cut out the desired shape product and a little dried.
Romantic marzipan at home
- Fructose (preferably) or powdered sugar - 500 g
- almond kernels - 320g
- Proteins - 4 pcs.
- brandy, rum or wine - 1 ch. L.
- Almond scalded with boiling water, peel the nut from the shell.
- evenly spread out on a baking sheet for drying.The temperature in the oven for 40-45 degrees, drying time - 2-5 minutes.
- The dried almonds scrolls through a meat grinder to obtain a "clover".
- mixed with powdered sugar and whipped whites and triturated several times through a meat grinder to obtain a homogeneous dough.
- Add the brandy, rum or wine and stir
- As a result, the marzipan should turn viscous plastic.
marzipan Home: Tips
- If you get too hard marzipan, simply add the beaten egg whites, if too soft - add powdered sugar.
- Store marzipan should be tightly wrapped in cellophane in a pan with the lid closed.
- Storage life - not more than 1 month.
- marzipan molded almost any figures, it all depends on your imagination.Working with weight is a trick - to make marzipan is not dried up, and the figures are not cracked, manufactured products cover glaze (syrup) derived from equal parts of honey and water.
- can be coated marzipan cakes, pies, cakes, sweets.
- Remember, marzipan mass, vegan own home, much tastier than the purchase: homemade marzipan more fragrant, smooth and is less than the heat of your hands .
- How to prepare a paste for cake?
- toort How to decorate at home?
So fantasize and create delicious beauty!Bon Appetit!
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