From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

(Redirected from Pâte d'amandes)
Jump to: navigation, search
Image:The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel.jpg
The Birth of Venus (1863) Alexandre Cabanel. "La déesse noyée dans un fleuve de lait, a l'air d'une délicieuse lorette, non pas en chair et en os - ce serait indécent - mais en une sorte de pâte d'amande blanche et rose --Émile Zola, Nos peintres au Champ-de-Mars

Related e



Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar and almond meal. Some marzipan is flavored with rosewater. Persipan is a similar, yet less expensive product, in which the almonds are replaced by apricot or peach kernels. In Goa (formerly Portuguese India) almonds are replaced by cashews. Many confectionery products sold as marzipan are made from less expensive materials, such as soy paste and almond essence.

See also

  • Battenberg cake - a light sponge cake covered in marzipan
  • Prinsesstårta - (Princess Cake) is a traditional Swedish cake consisting of alternating layers of airy cake, whipped cream, a thin layer of berry jam and thick pastry cream all topped with a thick layer of marzipan
  • Simnel cake - a light fruit cake covered in marzipan

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Marzipan" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools