Simnel Marzipan Bonbons
Marzipan, a sweet paste of almond meal and sugar, is laced with spices, brandy, and lemon juice for these simple treats. Get the recipe for Simnel Marzipan Bonbons ». Joseph de Leo
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Marzipan, a sweet paste of almond meal and sugar, is laced with spices, brandy, and lemon juice for these simple treats from Justin Gellatly of London’s Bread Ahead.

Simnel Marzipan Bonbons Simnel Marzipan Bonbons
Marzipan, a sweet almond paste, is laced with spices, brandy, and lemon juice.
Yield: makes 38

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 34 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 12 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. brandy
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 14 tsp. almond extract
  • 14 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • Blowtorch, for caramelizing

Instructions

  1. Whisk almond meal, sugars, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl until combined; set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk brandy, lemon juice, honey, extracts, egg, and yolk until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry; using your hands, knead mixture until smooth. Divide mixture into thirty-eight 12-oz. balls and place on a baking sheet. Using a blowtorch, torch tops of bonbons until lightly caramelized, 30 seconds to 1 minute. They can be rolled and chilled for up to 2 days before being caramelized.

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