Marzipan ( in Spanish: Mazapán ): a soft ground almond and sugar paste that is molded into uncountable shapes. Predominately found in Sicilia and Toledo, Spain and southern Spain, Andalusia, The Moors in addition to the ancient convents have been creating sweets of almond paste called Halva in Arabic, Panis Martius in Latin and French Marc Pain for centuries since the Christians and the Moors in the year 800 and in European convents since 1212.
Marzipan can be made with just almonds or grounded with other nuts. Sometimes stabalisers are added such as trimoline and sorbitol. Flavors can be added as well. Used in many confections and is a predominant item in most pastry kitchens.
Used throughout the world.
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