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Nut-free marzipan recipe

Nut-free marzipan recipe

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Traditionally made with almonds, this nut-free marzipan recipe is made with semolina and vanilla instead. It's the perfect substitute for sweet bakes, particularly at Christmas and Easter, for those with nut allergies See method

  • Serves 12
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 216 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 200g (7oz) fine semolina or cornmeal
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 150g (5oz) softened butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    17g 19%
  • Salt

    trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.4g Protein 1.8g Fibre 0.5g


  1. In a mixer or by hand mix together all the ingredients, until it comes together. It is quite crumbly, so chill in the fridge for 15-20 mins to firm up before using.
  2. Use to cover the Nut-free Battenburg cake, or Nut-free Christmas cake.

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