Like many other traditional dishes from Mexican cuisine, it has a Spanish influence. In Spain the marzipan is a confection that is made from raw, peeled, ground almonds and sugar, and it is usually consumed in the Christmas season. In Mexico you can find peanut marzipan throughout the year and at any store. Today we celebrate the Independence of Mexico. Mexican tradition during this days is to prepared traditional food to share with family and friends. I think the most consumed dishes include pozole and chiles en nogada. Like other years, I did not want to leave the sweet dishes behind and decided to prepare mazapanes de cacahuate.
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Like many other traditional dishes from Mexican cuisine, it has a Spanish influence. In Mexico, you can find peanut marzipan throughout the year and at any store, but it is super-easy to make, requiring only peanuts, sugar, and a good food processor. These delightful sweets will brighten up any dessert table. Mostly Mexican and sometimes international easy vegan dinners and desserts. My name is Azu. I am a Biomedical Engineer who likes to cook and bake. I cook, prepare, test and taste international recipes, and if I really like them I share them on my blog Sweet Cannela. I live in Mexico City, which has an altitude of 2, m 7, ft above sea level, so I like to experiment with recipes for baking at high altitudes. Lately, I have been interested in making healthier recipes, using good quality ingredients and reducing the consumption of animal products. I invite you to see some of my recipes at Sweet Cannela.
Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal ground almonds , sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. It is often made into sweets ; common uses are chocolate -covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables. It can also be used in biscuits or rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes , primarily birthday cakes , wedding cakes and Christmas cakes. This use is particularly common in the UK , on large fruitcakes. Marzipan paste may also be used as a baking ingredient, as in stollen or banket. In some countries, it is shaped into small figures of animals as a traditional treat for New Year's Day or Christmas. Marzipan is also used in Tortell , and in some versions of king cake eaten during the Carnival season. Traditional Swedish princess cake is typically covered with a layer of marzipan that has been tinted pale green or pink. In Italy , particularly in Palermo , marzipan marzapane is often shaped and painted with food colourings to resemble fruit— Frutta martorana —especially during the Christmas season and on Il Giorno dei Morti All Souls' Day on November 2. May 9 and 10 are also special days for eating marzipan in Sicily.