German marzipan balls cannot be missing on any Christmas plate for marzipan lovers. They belong to it like Christmas cookies or a good roast. With this recipe you can make this German sweet marzipan treat quickly and easily yourself.
Alternatively to ground almonds, you can also use almond flour. It has to be ground finely, though. The finer the almond flour, the more delicate the marzipan potatoes will be. Also note, that almond flour soaks up more liquids.
Homemade marzipan is guaranteed to be without artificial flavor enhancers. A healthier choice and you don’t have to miss this special christmas feeling.
Rose water for your marzipan balls
Rose water does normally contain a small amount of naturally occurring ethyl alcohol. If you want to make marzipan potatoes without any trace of alcohol, be sure to buy rose water that has no extra alcohol added.
If you want to replace the rose water, just use a few drops of water instead. A little rum flavoring also goes well.
SOS troubleshooting for your German marzipan balls
If your marzipan turns out too dry and crumbly, simply add a few more drops of rose water, or neutral vegetable oil. If it has gone too soft, add more powdered sugar, which binds moisture.
Homemade marzipan potatoes for christmas
- 2 ¼ cups ground almonds
- 2 cups icing sugar
- ⅕ cups soft butter
- 6 tbsp rosewater
- cocoa powder, no sugar
- Make sure the butter is at room temperature. Put the ground almonds in a bowl with the powdered sugar and the butter. Knead well.
- Now add the rose water. First take only 4 tablespoons and knead everything well. If the marzipan is too firm, add more rose water until it has the firmness you want.
- When your marzipan is ready, roll small balls and roll them in cocoa. The potatoes look even more beautiful if you cut them into a triangle at one point.
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