250g ground almonds
250g icing sugar + extra for dusting
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sherry or brandy
2 egg whites
1. Combine almonds and sugar in a bowl.
2. Add lemon juice, sherry or brandy (as you wish), and a few drops of almond essence.
3. Gradually mix in the egg whites, making sure that the pastry is sticky but not wet (YA-HOY).
4. Dust a pastry board with the extra icing sugar and knead the marzipan until smooth.
5. Break off a bit and eat it. You know you want to.