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Bakeland by Marit Hovland

Bakeland by Marit Hovland

Author:Marit Hovland
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Greystone Books
Published: 2016-05-23T04:00:00+00:00


PISTACHIO MARZIPAN PEARS

makes 20 marzipan pears

When you replace some of the almonds in the marzipan with pistachios, the resulting color will remind you of pears. Then all you need to do is decorate with some pretzels and almonds to make your own extra-sweet pears.

Marzipan pears

1 cup (125 g) unsalted pistachios

1 cup (125 g) almonds

1⅔ cups (200 g) icing sugar

1 egg white

Using a nut grinder, grind the pistachios and almonds into a bowl. Stir in the icing sugar, then grind the mixture one more time. Add the egg white and work everything together with your hands to make a firm dough.

Decoration

2 Tbsp icing sugar, more as needed

10 pretzel sticks

20 almonds

In a small bowl, stir the icing sugar with a little water to make a paste. This will be the glue for the almond “leaves.”

Shape pieces of marzipan dough (about 1½ Tbsp each) into small balls. Roll them a little extra on one side so they take the shape of pears.

Stick a piece of pretzel ¾ inch (2 cm) long into the top of the pear. Use an almond to make a little notch near the pretzel. Remove the almond and put a spot of icing there before you return the almond “leaf.” Store the marzipan pears in an airtight container.

Variation: These marzipan pears make perfect gifts. You can also make green apples by rolling out small round balls. If you want other colors, you can replace the pistachios in the recipe with additional almonds, and color the dough with liquid gel food coloring.



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