Almond paste


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

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

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

Read Also:

  • Almond-shaped

    having an oval shape usually pointed at one or both ends. Contemporary Examples His almond-shaped eyes would squeeze shut; he shook his head as if to clear his thoughts. Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Two: Young Accuser Breaks Down Diane Dimond June 11, 2012 Historical Examples Hatchets of the almond-shaped type, like those of the diluvium […]

  • Almeida's disease

    almeida’s disease Almeida’s disease Al·mei·da’s disease (äl-mā’dəz) n. See paracoccidioidomycosis.

  • Almoner

    a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, a monastery, etc. British. a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient’s treatment. a social worker in a hospital. Historical Examples These views plainly argue that in relation to the supply of gladness, […]

  • Almoner's cupboard

    . a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.

  • Almonry

    the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed. Historical Examples The almonry was not merely “within the precincts of the abbey,” it was actually a part of the abbey. Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850 Various He increased the allowances to the kitchen, cellars, and almonry. Bell’s Cathedrals: The […]

Disclaimer: Almond paste definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.