National Marzipan Day
Marzipan is a paste that’s made out of sugar and almonds and has been made in Mediterranean regions and the Middle East for hundreds of years. Described as the original fondant, marzipan is often used to make decorative shapes and it has a tasty almond flavor to it.
People can make their own by using almond flour and sugar, or they can buy it pre-made in many grocery stores. No matter how you enjoy it, however, you are probably going to want to celebrate National Marzipan Day on January 12th every year. It’s the perfect day to reacquaint yourself with this sweet paste or to turn someone else on to it.
Fast Facts About Marzipan
We’ve been playing around with marzipan for quite some time, but we have to admit that we didn’t know a whole lot about it until we started researching this holiday. Since we figure that many people probably aren’t too familiar with marzipan either, we decided to go ahead and list some facts about it below. Hopefully, you’ll find it as educational as we did.
- Marzipan can be rolled into thin sheets and glazed for wedding cakes.
- The more almond meal in the marzipan, the more it’s going to cost.
- Low-quality marzipan has a higher sugar to almond ratio than high-quality marzipan.
- Marzipan paste and jellies were eaten by wealthy merchants and nobles during the Middle Ages.
Observing National Marzipan Day
This is the perfect day for trying out your hand at making Marzipan, or if you’d rather not, then at least trying to make tasty treats with it.
Of course, a lot of people are just going to opt to purchase some marzipan that’s already been made, and if that’s the case, then so be it. While you’re making or buying your favorite marzipan treats, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalMarzipanDay to spread the word about it online.