I have 2 pounds of marzipan in my fridge. What should I make with it? Ideas - quick & easy preferred :)

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Sagegreen December 3, 2010
Love your answer. I had not seen the marzipan babies.
 
campagnes December 3, 2010
Ooh, love marzipan. Depending on your definition of "quick and easy" :), you could roll them in balls and either dunk them in or drizzle them with chocolate and give away as Christmas gifts. I make Christmas candy by wrapping maraschino cherries in marzipan and dunking in chocolate. It makes a great cake covering under fondant; you could bake cupcakes, cut rounds of marzipan, and place them on top of the cupcakes before frosting.

But here are two recipes that sound relatively quicker and easier, haha:

http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/plum-cobbler-with-marzipan-biscuit-topping/

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/stollen

And there's always the good ol' freaky marzipan babies: http://www.worldamazingrecords.com/2006/04/amazing-photo-of-marzipan-babies.html Amazing artistry, but really, who's eating those? Really?
 
Sagegreen December 3, 2010
By the way I love your draniki recipe. I went foraging for wild mushrooms in Belarus this fall during a business trip. I came back with a ton of ancient recipes from Belarus, but none are translated!
 
Sagegreen December 3, 2010
Yes, you can also use natural dyes like beet or pomegranate. It is so easy to use a paint brush with food coloring, flavored or plain. So therapeutic, too. I just set out my models and paint away. If you lived nearby I would offer to do a huge batch for you, no joke! I love doing these.
 
Sasha (. December 3, 2010
Oh I see the recipe now cool ... :)
 
Sasha (. December 3, 2010
Ha ha I know ... my mom gave it to me. I usually use it for a German cake -- made in layers under the broiler.. German Tree Cake.... anyway, I like the idea of making the sculptures. Do you just use a paintbrush and food coloring to color them?
 
pierino December 3, 2010
Two pounds??!! Wow, you could sculpt a pig out of that. I must admit that I don't use it often but I do enjoy its flavor in small bites.
 
Sagegreen December 3, 2010
Lucky you! I would make a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables for topping cakes or using as placecards as Threemealsaday suggested. Here are some of my latest images:
http://www.food52.com/recipes/7098_pumpkin_marzipan
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