Spanish Christmas sweets #2 Mazapán
Mazapán (pronounced as /mahr-zee-pahn/) is the direct translation of marzipan. These treats are also regulars of Christmas time in Spain. I must confess that they are very sweet for my taste, but that doesn’t mean they should not be mentioned here :-)
I realized that mazapán is shaped in a completely different way outside Spain. The traditional mazapanes have no artificial colorings or “funny” shapes, just simple shapes and not really fancy ones. In The Netherlands or in the UK I have seen vegetable and fruit shaped marzipan. Which is funny, because they look really cute and they are supposed to be the same thing, but I could not tell that at first sight.
My Somebody’s mother gave me a recipe to make my own mazapán, but I’ve had no time to test it. It was just icing sugar (40%) + almond flour (60%) + egg whites (1 or 2), anyway I should try it out first for you ;-)
It’s really cold in here and it’s getting tougher and tougher to end the weeks… I feel so exhausted. I am counting the days until my family gets here!!
Have a nice Wednesday!!