Marsepein (Marzipan)

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Dutch, Christmas, Cookies

1 Part finely ground sugar 1 Part finely ground almonds --------------------------------OR VERSION 2-------------------------------- 250 g Almonds 400 g Powder sugar 1 Egg Mix sugar with a little water and bring to the boil, to sugarsyrup stage of ca 110 degrees. Add almonds, and a whipped egg white (2 eggwhites per kg of marsepein). When you can no longer beat the mass, knead with powdered sugar OR VERSION 2: Peel almonds. Put almonds in some water with lemonjuice (to prevent discolouring). Dry almonds, and grind finely. Knead to a stiff ball together with the other ingredients. If desired, add foodcolouring. Leave for a day. Sculpt into shapes. **IN THE MORNINGS YOU'D FIND SUCH FIGURES IN YOUR SHOE**