Homemade marzipan might cost a little to make, but with this recipe, you will get a huge amount of dough to work with for filling candies, covering a cake, or making figures. My family loves marzipan so much that I notice that the batch just keeps getting smaller and smaller because there are little sneaky hands taking lumps out of my batch before I can even make it into anything! A bag of almond four can run you anywhere from around $10.00 to $15.00 per pound, but the amount of dough is well worth the cost, and it beats paying the exuberant amount for just a small little tube found in the grocery store at about $5.00 for 4 oz.!
1 pound of almond flour/meal
1 pound powdered sugar
2 egg whites at room temperature
1/2 cup almond coffee syrup
1 tsp. pure almond flavoring.
Mix the powdered sugar and the almond flour/meal together on low speed in the mixer. Put the dough hook onto your mixer and pour the syrup over the dry ingredients and on low speed combine these together. Add the remaining ingredients and go up a speed on your mixer to incorporate all of the dough. Place out onto a kneading board and work powdered sugar into the dough until it is no longer sticky and similar to fondant. Place into a zipper bag until ready to use for candies, cakes, figures, etc. If not using right away, place into the refrigerator.