Marzipan Balls
bite-sized marzipan rolled in cocoa powder.
History: Listen up folks! MAR-ZI-PAN IS NOT Mazapan de Pili ! In the world of sweet stuff, Marzipan is such a serious issue that under EU law Marzipan must have a minimum almond oil content of 14% to get the right to be called Marzipan. In Sweden and Finland almond paste refers to Marzipan that contains 50% ground almonds, a much higher quality than regular marzipan. In Germany, Lübecker Marzipan, known for its quality, contains even more almonds. So, who invented the delicious concoction? Arabs claim it, Persians claim it , Turks claim it, Chinese claim it. Germans claim that theirs is the best. But the most intriguing evidence comes from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights of an almond paste eaten during Ramadan and as an aphrodisiac. That makes it a preferred choice for a Valentine present, but there are connoisseurs who eat it all year round. At Russian Cookie House we greatly reduced the sugar content found in some European brands and focused on the almonds…
Ingredients: Almond Meal, Confectioner’s Sugar, Egg White, (one of the following for flavoring: Almond Essence, Rosewater, or Orange Blossom), Cocoa Powder

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