Recipe: Almond Paste

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Cover your Christmas cake with this almond paste at least acouple of days before adding the royal icing or the almond oil may discolour the icing


  • 12 oz. (375g) ground almonds
  • 12 oz. (375g) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • jucie of half a lemon
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl then add the ground almonds
    2. Stir the egg into the almonds and sugar then add the vanilla essence and enough lemon juice to make a stiff dough
    3. Shape into a ball and knead lightly

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