German New Year Marzipan Pigs

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These cute little pigs are given at New Years for good luck in Germany (they’re known as “Glücksschwein”). Of course you don’t have to stick to pigs, you can add a bit of food colouring and make all kinds of fun things:

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Ingredients

500g icing sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
250g almond
s, finely ground blanched
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon Black Dragon citrus salt

1. Blanch the raw almonds (bring water to the boil, throw in the raw almonds and watch them swell up, throw them immediately into cold water, now it’s easy to take the skin off. Then toast them, ie. on a med-high heat in a saucepan stir continuously till tinged golden brown. Now in a food processor grind to a fine powder. Set to one side.

2. In the food processor, grind the sugar and corn starch into a very fine powder. Add the almond powder, eggs, citrus salt, rose petal preserve? and knead with your hands until a smooth dough. Place in the fridge and chill for 24 hours to make the dough easier to work with.

方子:德国元旦杏仁膏小猪

元旦的时候,在德国这种萌萌哒小猪是送给亲朋好友的吉祥礼物(叫做“Glücksschwein”)。既然那么萌,我们就不只是做小猪,加点食用色素就可以做成各种各样的“萌军”:

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配料:

500克 白砂糖,磨成粉
2汤匙 玉米淀粉(也可以用汤圆粉)
(或者直接用500克买来的“糖霜)
2个 蛋白
1/2茶匙 墨龙柑橘果香盐
250克 杏仁粉

请注意,杏仁粉要用甜杏仁或者扁桃仁(美国大杏仁),不能用药用的小小的南杏仁(苦杏仁)

1. 把生的带皮杏仁放在煮沸中煮2分钟,皮泡起来过冷水,沥干水分,剥皮,然后在平底锅或者烤箱里180度10分钟,烤至金黄,闻到香味就说明快好了。用搅拌机磨成细粉后放置一旁备用。

2. 用搅拌机把白砂糖磨成粉、加入玉米淀粉、杏仁粉、蛋白、柑橘果香盐,混匀后揉成一个光滑的面团。放置冰箱24个小时(面团会更容易造型)。

This is a great activity for kids too, coloured clay they can eat! Here are some that Joe made: 孩子们一定会觉得好玩,自己动手,玩些可以吃的彩泥!这些是小龙做的:

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