25th February 2024

Cooked Marzipan

Cooked Marzipan

The Cooked Marzipan is another way of making Marzipan, the others being the Quick Marzipan with egg (see here) and the Quick Marzipan without egg (coming up). As with all of our recipes, we’ve removed the myths associated with making this sweet. Jingle all the way .. 🙂

Yield: 250 gms

Prep. Time: 20 Mins + Moulding Time

Cooking Time: 6 to 7 Mins


  • Cashew Nuts (bits/tukdas) – 125 gms
  • Icing Sugar – 125 gms + some more
  • Egg White – ½
  • Rose Water – 25 to 30 ml
  • Rose Essence – 2 to 3 drops

Step 1:     Take the cashew nut pieces and 2 tbsp. of the icing sugar and dry grind at short spurts till the cashew is powdered (don’t grind for long intervals or your grinder jar will get heated and the cashew will release oil).

Making of Cooked Marzipan

Step 2:     Use a spoon and get all of the ground cashew out of the jar. Then sieve the powdered nuts with a sieve (you can choose to omit sieving) into a non-stick pan.

Step 3:    Add the icing sugar and the egg white (½ egg white) and 25 ml rose water to the pan. Mix well with a rubber/wooden/silicon spatula and place the pan on low heat. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes whilst stirring continuously and breaking any visible lumps with your spatula. The mixture will look glossy. Then take off the heat. (see notes below)

Making of Cooked Marzipan
Making of Cooked Marzipan
Making of Cooked Marzipan

Step 4:     Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of icing sugar on you work table / kitchen platform or plate and transfer the cooked marzipan to it. Allow it to cool for 6 to 8 minutes.

Making of Cooked Marzipan

Step 5:     The mixture will feel a bit sticky. Knead the marzipan like a dough using a tbsp. or two more of icing sugar. Keep kneading till a non-sticky dough is formed (use icing sugar a little at a time as needed but not too much).

Step 6:    Take a rubber / silicon mould and dust with icing sugar. Make smooth small balls of the marzipan and press into the moulds. Even out and remove excess marzipan with a flat knife or palette knife. De-mould and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Dry overnight and then store in an airtight container.


  • This recipe uses ½ egg white of a 50 to 60 gm egg. You can double the rest of the quantities and use the complete white of an egg.
  • Please remember to cook on low heat all the time.


  1. How come ur milk cream is so white ? Ive been doing it n boils till half n then add the sugar n when thick cashew pwd ,essence n butter but turns a bit yellowish
    Sometime i use coffee n cocoa n rum if its dark

    • Did you mean to ask this comment on the Marzipan or Milk Cream? For Milk Cream, it could be the butter that changes the colour or the fact that you’re not cooking it on low heat!

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