I'm not sure where the tradition started or when it began, but I am so very glad it did. During Easter, stores in Bombay or Mumbai, Goa and other cities and states in India sell beautiful decorated marzipan eggs in various sizes and colors. While the west has its confections primarily made out of chocolate, the marzipan egg is a prized possession in India.
|Ground almonds/Almond meal||100 Gram ((or almond flour about 3.5 oz))|
|Icing sugar||200 Gram ((about 7 oz))|
|Egg whites||50 Milliliter ((about 2 eggs whites))|
|Almond essence||2 Drop|
|Royal icing mix||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sprinkles/Candy decorations||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. Process everything together with half the egg white and then process again.
2. Take the mixture out and add to a microwaveable plate, cover with cling film and zap in the microwave for 10 secs, 3 to 4 times.
3. Remove and scrape onto a board to cool.
4. Once cool divide add food colouring and knead adding extra icing sugar if sticky.
5. Divide and roll into balls.
6. Using plastic wrap, line the plastic egg moulds, press the marzipan in there and remove.
7. Seal the egg halves together with royal icing and then pipe over the edges to seal.
8. Decorate as desired.
9. Serve and enjoy!