Magazine article Sunset

These Roses Are for Eating. They're Marzipan

Magazine article Sunset

These Roses Are for Eating. They're Marzipan

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Modeled from marzipan, these roses are for eating. Working purchased marzipan like clay, you shape it into a roll, thinly slice it, and then wrap the slices around each other to form the flowers. Make flowers only a few hours before serving, since they tend to dry out as they stand. You'll find marzipan in the candy or baking section of supermarkets and specialty food stores. Marzipan Roses

Knead about 7 ounces (2/3 cup) marzipan with a few drops of food coloring, if desired. Shape marzipan into an oval roll about 1 inch in diameter. For each rose, use a thin, sharp knife to cut 5 or slices, each about 1/16 inch thick, from the marzipan roll. (For easier slicing, enclose roll in plastic wrap and chill about 1 hour.) Lightly coat your hands and a smooth, flat surface with salad oil to prevent sticking. With palms or fingertips, flatten slices to even thickness and patch any tears in them. …

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