|The Finished Product|
And then one day I found it, in the baking section, on a very high shelf next to the poppy seed filling. Sure enough, it was not called marzipan. It was just plain old "almond paste." That made it sound very unromantic, I must say. Can it possibly taste the same if you call it almond paste?
In addition to the almonds, sugar is the major ingredient, That's why when I was a little girl, it was doled out after a meal in very small doses, just like chocolate.
Americans, apparently, don't indulge in marzipan as a sweet, but they use almond paste -- which looks and tastes exactly the same -- in baking macaroons and other pastries . For Bow, during those rainy days, I decided to use ready made graham cracker pie crusts and strawberries to add more substance to the marzipan.
|The marzipan can be made into any shape|
I just cut them into small bits and added them on top of the marzipan. Marzipan is sticky, so they were firmly in place.