Almond Paste

almond paste

Ingredients

  • 6oz Ground Almonds
  • 6oz Icing Sugar
  • 6ozCastor Sugar
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • dsp of Rum of Brandy
  • few drops of Lemon Juice
  • few drops of almond essence

Method

Sieve the dry ingredients and mix well together. Spin the egg, rum and a few drops of lemon juice and then mix into the dry ingredients until combined. This can be stored in a refrigerator or freezer.

Roll out on a board sugared with icing sugar and adhere to the cake using egg white or strained apricot jam.

Please do not insult one of my mother's cakes by using shop bought Almond Paste - for my mother only the best would do and you will find there is no comparison between this and the ready made stuff.