Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine
Episode: Medieval Mayhem
Midsummer's Night Marzipan with Rose Petals
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
1 1/2 pounds candy
Level:
Advanced
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
1 1/2 pounds candy
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Marzipan:
  • 1/2 cup almond paste
  • 1 egg white*
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
Glaze for marzipan:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup rose petals which have not been sprayed with any pesticides or fungicides
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

Special equipment: Food coloring in various colors of red, yellow, blue, green, mixed to create secondary colors if desired - and 3 or 4 small sterile watercolor brushes

For the marzipan:

Knead together almond paste, egg white and confectioners' sugar. Mix food coloring, as desired, to make secondary colors such as purple and orange. Divide marzipan dough and color with food coloring. Mold into fruit shapes and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Use brushes to paint detail on "fruits." Let dry for 1 hour before glazing marzipan.

For the glaze, combine water and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil, then immediately remove from heat and brush the marzipan with the glaze. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Pair the rose petals with mint leaves and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Arrange marzipan around.

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Marzipan Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Sliced Almonds

Recipe courtesy of Grethe Petersen

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12pm | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cupcake Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here