Saturday, 8 December 2012

M is for Marzipan

The presents have been bought, the goose and turkey saddle ordered (a goose only really serves six adults) and we've unearthed some pork sausage meat from the freezer that will be perfect for the base of the chestnut stuffing.

And while the fruit cake base and royal icing are easy in my trusty Kenwood, I am buying my marzipan ready rolled for Christmas Cake.

This is not just because I'm prone to be lazy.  Ready rolled means I can stick my marzipan to the cake (with smooth apricot jam melted in the microwave) and ice immediately.
If you make your own you should stick it to the cake four days before you want to ice it otherwise you can get grease spots coming through.

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