Monday, January 12, 2015

National Marzipan Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Marzipan Day - Today is National Marzipan Day!
Marzipan is a sweet, mold-able treat made from mostly sugar and almond meal or paste.

The most common shapes into which marzipan is molded are fruits and pigs. Persipan is very similar to marzipan, but instead of using almonds they use apricot or peach kernels. In Goa, cashews are used instead of almonds.

Although the origin of this treat is disputed, it has become very common and is sometimes found in the center of chocolate or molded into different figures and put on top of cakes.

In Italy one will encounter fruit-shaped marzipan. In Spain, one finds animal-shaped marzipan. In Greece, uncolored marzipan shapes are common. In Latin America, marzipan is enjoyed around Christmas time.

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