Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Pottu Kadalai Marzipan - Roasted Gram Marzipan

WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND  A HAPPY NEW YEAR
WITH
POTTU KADALAI MARZIPAN 


Marzipan is usually prepared by kneading together powdered almond and sugar until it reaches a play dough consistency. The sweet dough can be shaped into any shape like small marzipan animals or fruits. Addition of the required food colours make them more attractive. Some times cashew nuts, soy, semolina and other nuts are also used in the making of the sweet treat. Today I tried making Marzipan using Pottu Kadalai - Roasted Gram. Since Pottu Kadalai is a dry ingredient a little quantity of melted butter or olive oil had to be used for binding. 
INGREDIENTS


Pottu Kadalai/ Roasted Gram - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder or any essence of your choice for flavouring
Melted butter or Olive oil - as required
Rainbow sugar balls - for decoration
METHOD
1. Dry grind Pottu Kadalai/ Roasted Gram into a smooth powder.
2. Grind sugar into a smooth powder.


3. Blend the powders, two table spoons of melted butter/olive oil and essence/cardamom powder together in a mixer.


4. Take the blended mixture in a bowl and knead thoroughly into a  soft and smooth dough adding more butter / olive oil if required.


5. Pat the kneaded dough into a tray and refrigerate until the marzipan becomes firm.


6. Take out the set marzipan on a plate and cut it into desired shapes.


7. Marzipan can be made to look attractive by shaping it like cookies and showering the 'Marzipan Cookies' with rainbow sugar balls.


8. Keep them refrigerated and enjoy the chilled sweets with children and family. 

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