Midsummer's Night Marzipan with Rose Petals

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
30 min

Yield:
1 1/2 pounds candy
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • Marzipan:
  • 1/2 cup almond paste
  • 1 egg white*
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Food coloring in various colors of red, yellow, blue, green, mixed to create secondary colors if desired - and 3 or 4 small sterile watercolor brushes
  • Glaze for marzipan:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup rose petals which have not been sprayed with any pesticides or fungicides
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • For the marzipan:
Directions

Knead together almond paste, egg white and confectioners' sugar. Mix food coloring, as desired, to make secondary colors such as purple and orange. Divide marzipan dough and color with food coloring. Mold into fruit shapes and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Use brushes to paint detail on "fruits." Let dry for 1 hour before glazing marzipan.

For the glaze, combine water and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil, then immediately remove from heat and brush the marzipan with the glaze. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Pair the rose petals with mint leaves and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Arrange marzipan around.

*RAW EGG WARNING

Food Network Kitchens suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs. Due to the slight risk of Salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.


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