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Marzipan Figures

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Ingredients
  Almond paste 2 Pound (1 Kilogram)
  Yellow food coloring 1 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 2 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1
  Powdered sugar 50 Gram, sifted (1/2 Scant Cup)
  Semisweet chocolate 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Blanched halved almonds 1 Tablespoon
Directions

On a surface sprinkled with a little powdered sugar, knead almond paste.
Divide into 4 equal pieces.
To coloir almond paste, leave 1 piece of almond paste as it is.
Color the second piece with red food coloring.
Color the third piece with yellow food coloring.
Blend cocoa powder with boiling water; knead into fourth piece.
To avoid drying out, wrap marzipan in foil or jplastic wrap until you are ready to use it.
Cut pieces from colored marzipan.
Using the illustration as a guide, shape animals or figures from marzipan.
If the parts of the figures do not stick together, use wooden picks, making sure they are removed before figures are eaten.
To decorate, beat egg white in a small bowl until frothy; mix in powdered sugar.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat.
Make 2 small pastry bags from baking parchment
Fill each pastry bag with one of the frostings; use to draw faces as illustrated.
For piglet, use almond halves lo make feet and ears.
Use figures to decorate cakes or serve as candy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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