Almond paste



noun

a mixture of sugar, almonds, and egg whites used in pastries as a flavoring
Examples

The marzipan is made in two steps: first you make almond paste, and then use it to make your marzipan.
Word Origin

by 1751
Usage Note

cooking
Contemporary Examples

In Sweden, they choose to party with Semla, a sweet bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream sitting in a bowl of hot milk.
Shrove Tuesday Feast Lydia Brownlow March 7, 2011

Historical Examples

If almond paste is not handy a small cup of almonds grated on a nutmeg grater may be used.
Desserts and Salads Gesine Lemcke

almond paste for Chapped Hands (which will preserve them smooth and white).
The Ladies Book of Useful Information Anonymous

They were composed of almond paste, and coated with a brown sugary paper, which was always consumed with the rest.
Jack of Both Sides Florence Coombe

Mix one pound of almond paste with one pound of powdered sugar.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler

Mix three-quarters of a pound of almond paste, one-half pound of sugar, and four whole eggs, and work until creamy and smooth.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler

Put marshmallows and almond paste in double boiler and stir until melted and well blended.
A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl Amy L. Waterman

Three eggs (whites only), pound of pulverized sugar, pound of almond paste (which may be bought ready prepared).
Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the “Pennsylvania Germans” Edith M. Thomas

Mix the almond paste with the sugar, add the whites of eggs, and work well.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler

Potato fondant shows particular superiority over the almond paste in the making of small objects and all fine and thin work.
Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall

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