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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.44 / 5 (263 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Makes 400g

Whipping up a batch of almond paste is a doddle with Celia Plender's simple recipe


1. Sift the ground almond and icing sugar into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and drop in the egg. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir until the egg is incorporated into the almond mix.

2. Sprinkle a little icing sugar on to a clean work surface, turn the mixture out and then knead gently until it comes together in a smooth-ish dough. If the dough is sticky, add a bit more icing sugar.

3. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or freeze until needed.


  • 175 g ground almonds
  • 175 g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg

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Latest Comment


Makes great marzipan with a lovely smooth texture.
However, next time I will be adding almond extract because it didn't have enough almond flavour for me.
Best marzipan recipe I've tried out so far!

RubyT85496 RubyT85496  Posted 15 Dec 2013 5:17 PM

This recipe is wonderful and worked out very well on my cake, thanks!

SamahR55811 SamahR55811  Posted 20 Aug 2013 3:41 PM