Homemade almond paste

The almond paste we use for baking in Sweden is a bit different to the ordinary marzipan. It has some more almonds in it. And we use it frequently when we bake. Marzipan has a higher sugar content and I think this is nicer to use for baking. In Sweden I can buy a ready made one, but as I lived abroad a lot this was my saviour. Or just when I don’t have it at home and I get a feeling for baking with almond paste.

INGREDIENTS Almond paste


Swedish semla

The season for eating ”Semla” in Sweden is here. The bun is filled with almond paste and cream. (You find my recipe for almond paste in another post) The word Semla actually comes from the Latins Simila that means flour and was in the beginning just the word for the actual bun. Läs mer