Colorful marzipan fruits
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Colorful marzipan fruits
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      Title: Colorful marzipan fruits
 Categories: Candies, Christmas
      Yield: 24 Candies
MMMMM-----------------------BASIC MARZIPAN----------------------------
     16 oz Almond paste
      2    Egg whites
    1/2 ts Extract, almond
      4 c  Sugar, powdered

MMMMM------------------------CANDY MAKING-----------------------------
           Cloves, whole
           Egg whites
           Food coloring, paste
           Kirsch; or vodka
    1/2 c  Water
    1/4 c  Syrup, corn, light
           Sugar, red
  There are 4 steps to making colorful marzipan fruits: making basic
  marzipan, shaping fruits, coloring fruits; glazing fruits. MAKE THE
  BASIC MARZIPAN. Break up almond paste in large bowl. Add egg whites
  and almond extract and mix thoroughly. Add sugar 1 cup at a time,
  kneading well after each addition; add enough sugar to make a solid,
  heavy dough. (The mixture is quite sticky and hard to handle at
  first, but as you add sugar, it dries and becomes workable.) At this
  point you may store the dough for up to 7 days by wrapping in plastic
  and storing in plastic bag in fridge. Bring to room temp and knead
  again before using. SHAPE MARZIPAN FRUITS: break off 1" balls of
  marzipan and shape to look like lemons, oranges, apples, pears, and
  strawberries. too much while you are shaping balls, chill briefly in
  fridge. Shaping tips: Lemons and oranges: roll on fine grated to
  create pebbly texture; insert cloves, star-shaped ends up, for stem
  ends. Apples: indent tops, insert cloves pointed ends up to represent
  stems. Pears: insert cloves pointed ends up for stems. Strawberries:
  shape little flat marzipan stars to make caps; attach caps with
  cloves and a dab of egg white. COLOR FRUITS: Use small, soft
  paintbrush and paste food coloring diluted with a little kirsch.  Mix
  colors (a gem muffin pan makes a good palette) and paint each fruit
  completely. Don't forget to pain the strawberry caps green.  Place
  painted fruits on wire rack to dry overnight; turn occasionally so
  they dry evenly. GLAZE FRUITS: in small saucepan, sitr together water
  and corn syrup to make glaze. Bring to boil, remove from heal, and
  allow to cool until just warm. Brush warm glaze on red part of each
  strawberry; sprinkle with red sugar and place on wire rack to dry
  overnight.  Brush warm glaze on each fruit and let dry overnight on
  wire rack.  When glaze is dry on strawberries, paint glaze on
  strawberry caps and let dry overnight. Put marzipan fruits in paper
  candy cups and store in airtight container. Brightly colored marzipan
  fruits are so festive and pretty, somehow they suit the holiday

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Recipe ID 47818 (Apr 03, 2005)

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