Marzipan Hares

You can make these marzipan hares out of your own marzipan if you wish, the recipe is below.

Marzipan recipe

Ingredients:

2 oz (50 g) almonds, with their skins

2 oz (50 g) icing sugar, or soft brown sugar

teaspoon almond essence

2 teaspoons rose water

Method:

1. In a blender, grind the almonds as finely as possible. Add the sugar and grind together with the almonds to make a fine powder.

2. Add the almond essence and enough water to make a sticky dough. Be careful not to add too much liquid. Turn out onto a floured board, and press together to make a ball of marzipan. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate.

 



Make three balls, the largest being about 3cm across, the second largest about 2cm across, and the smallest just less than 1cm across.



Mould the two biggest balls into the shapes shown above, and cut slits for the legs and ears with the sharp knife. If the marzipan is sticky, knead in a little icing sugar.


Model the ears and face until they are the shape you want them, and make holes for the eyes and mouth with the end of a matchstick. The matchstick can be split into little pieces to make whiskers.

Put the pieces together - if the marzipan is dry, a little water can be used to do this.

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