Marzipan, a confection prepared mainly with sugar, honey, and almond meal or crushed almonds, has a dedicated week
Marzipan is versatile enough to be used in various ways, from creating figurines to consuming cocktails and devouring delectable cakes and patisseries. Niederegger, the market leader in marzipan, is responsible for instituting Marzipan Week, that spans from November 1 to 7. This firm has been around since 1806 and annually hosts a Marzipan Week in Northern Germany. Its sole purpose during the week is to honour the marzipan in all its forms. This candy like sweet treats is hard to resist and now you have all the reasons to eat them.
Marzipan—what is it?
It is a confection. With a candy-like texture, marzipan is a combination of several ingredients. To make it, you must combine ground almonds, egg whites, corn syrup, and sugar. It is commonly found on Christmas cakes and has become synonymous with holiday baking because of the shapes it is often folded into during this season. Still, you can enjoy it at any time of year because many cakes and sweets require it. Marzipan Week is the perfect opportunity to indulge in this delightful and sweet treat.
Plan a week-long celebration
During Marzipan Week, you can partake in various events and activities. One ideal suggestion: bake some marzipan. What else, though, can be done to honour this delectable dish?
One of the most incredible ways to celebrate this festive week is to invite your friends for an afternoon tea with a marzipan theme. You may use marzipan to make a variety of delicious cakes and desserts. There is also the option of serving marzipan cocktails. Spending time with friends in this way allows you to taste the best of marzipan while catching up.
Marzipan sour cocktail, Image Source: Shutterstock
An array of culinary fares
We know you've been eager to hear what kinds of marzipan cocktails can be made. In fact, a quick online search will reveal a plethora of marzipan-based cocktail recipes, giving you a wide range of alternatives. We'll tell you about two that we came upon. The first of our cocktails is the Marzipan Old Fashioned. It calls for marzipan syrup, sherry, tequila, and mezcal. We also have a newfound preference for the Marzipan Dream Cocktail. The chocolate syrup is used as a garnish on the egg white, vanilla, amaretto, and bourbon mixture. The beverage has a flavour quite similar to that of sugary marzipan.
Marzipan delights, Image Source: Unsplash
Prepare some sweets and cakes using marzipan. You can make a wide variety of cakes and other sweet treats. Here are a few examples, Battenberg cake, plum and marzipan pie, apples baked with marzipan and cranberry sauce, marzipan Eccles tarts, or chocolate, pear, and marzipan strudel, even citrus, marzipan, and rhubarb cake is not bad. How about a tart tatin with plums, marzipan apricot, and a marzipan twist?
Cook Up Some Homemade Marzipan
An excellent way to celebrate this period is to try making it at home. For anyone interested, here is a simple recipe for vanilla marzipan.
Homemade marzipan, Image Source: Freepik
You can prepare marzipan two days ahead of time.
Our suggestions will help guide you toward the perfect sugary experience. So, how exactly are you going to commemorate this week?