Mazipan sweets in Strawberry shapesMARZIPAN SWEETS

Makes 30 pieces    Preparation time 1 hour


 250 grams almonds                   

250 grams sugar

300 grams icing sugar                 

2 egg whites

A little rose water for grinding     

¼ teaspoon almond essence

250 grams cashew nuts  

1/4 teaspoon pink food colour        

 Grind the almonds and cashew nuts with the egg whites and rose water to a smooth paste. Transfer the paste into a heavy bottomed pan and add the sugar and the pink food. Cook on low heat stirring all the time till the mixture forms a soft ball. Remove from heat and add the icing sugar. Knead till it forms a dry ball. Divide the mixture into even sized balls and mould into strawberry shapes.