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                             Chocolate Marzipan
 
 Recipe By     : Lynn Whited <whited@astrosun.TN.CORNELL.EDU>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      c.            ground almonds
    1 1/4  c.            sifted powder sugar
    2      teaspoons     lemon juice
    2      teaspoons     sherry or brandy
    2      drops         almond extract
    2      small         egg whites
                         powder sugar
 
 1         oz            semisweet chocolate
 4         oz.           marizpan
 1                       egg white
                         peppermint extract
 
 Combine almonds and sugar in a medium bowl.  Add lemon juice, sherry or
 brandy, and almond extract.  Gradually mix in enough egg white to ensure
 that the paste is sticky, but not wet.  Knead paste until smooth on a
 pastry board dusted with powdered sugar.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Store in
 refrigerator up to 4 weeks.
 
 Melt semisweet chocolate in a bowl or top of a double boiler set over a
 pan of shimmering water.  Gradually add chocolate to marzipan and knead
 well.  If marzipan becomes dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of egg white.
 Flavor with a few drops of peppermint extract. (Note:  I use Creme de
 Cocoa instead)
                    
 
 
 
 
 
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