Okay, that happens too! You give someone a recipe for a cashewnut Christmas marzipan and they want the almond marzipan instead. Or you give them the recipe for the chocolate marzipan and they want to cashew mass pav recipe. Such is life! I’ve been repeating it a lot since sis’ boss Shantanu said it. Haha!
The history of the word marzipan is not certain, but it can be traced back to the European wheat shortages from back in the 1500s when almond flour was used as a replacement for wheat flour. Marzipan is the German name that is more well-known than the old English word ‘marchpane’ or march bread.
At that time, Marzipan was made of almond meal and sugar, and sometimes egg and there are different variations all over Europe.
Our East Indian marzipan is a cultural recipe that was brought to India by our Portuguese conquistadors in the 15th century.
When they forced us to convert from Syriac Christianity to Catholicism, they also implanted a lot of their food traditions into our culture. Some of them were good like the vindaloo, sorpotel, marzipan, and vanilla cream.
Anyways, if you’re here looking for the different East Indian marzipan recipes so you can pick a good one for Christmas dinner or Easter lunch or any other time really, here they are! All the Christmas marzipan recipes and the Easter marzipan recipes together! Enjoy!
How East Indians Cook Marzipan
1. East Indian Cashewnut Marzipan (Christmas Dessert)
2. How to make Almond Marzipan Christmas Sweets
3. How to make Chocolate Marzipan Easter eggs
4. Vegan Glutenfree Marzipan Easter Eggs
5. Cashewnut Marzipan Easter Eggs (East Indian)
6. How to make Almond Marzipan Easter Eggs
How Other Cultures Cook Marzipan
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If you want our traditional East Indian recipes on hand, the Abby's Plate Cookbook Series books are available online or in-store in most countries.
Christmas with the Rebellos:
East Indian Meals & Desserts from Abby's Plate
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