wombat1 on Thursday, 19th November 2009
Has anyone a recipe for marzipan that does not use eggs?
After getting food poisoning from uncooked eggs (I scraped out the mixing bowl) some years ago I have avoided all recipes with eggs that are not fully cooked not wishing others to endure the same fate.
I really miss homemade marzipan and homemade icecream for that matter.
I have scraped out any mixing bowl since I was a tot and have never been ill,I wonder if it was a bad egg?have you tried any partially cooked eggs since as these horrid experiences stay with you for a long time maybe you could try a little marzipan again just to see how you feel about it.Good luck,(I had the same thing with cornflakes,eating a bowl made me ill and it was years before I tried them again and this time they didnt make me ill and I enjoyed them)
I can't vouch for what this would be like but I found it after a quick search. Might be worth a try?
Thanks for the recipe link. I might give it a try.
I too had scraped out mixing bowls for years as a little treat. I always use organic egss and as we are vegetarians it is difficult to get food poisoning. Although it has not deterred me from scraping out bowls as I think it was an isolated incidentI am more careful with food such as Christmas cake that I am going to give other people. For some years recipes containing raw eggs would carry a warning not to serve them to children or the elderly. These warnings seemed to have ceased but I do not know if there is still a risk
as we are vegetarians it is difficult to get food poisoning
If you want to buy it, Regalice White Marzipan is made without eggs. It tastes good and is particularly easy to mould over a cake in one piece, ready to be topped with roll-out fondant icing.
They use liquid glucose as the 'binding agent' for the almonds and sugar and I know that there are recipes for doing this in many of the 'Sugarcraft' cake decorating books.
Deb in Cyprus
barnsleycook interesting to read your comments. I did not know about the Lion Brand eggs as I have always bought organic - perhaps it is time for a change.
I was aware about the rice (actually a food hygiene course I attended the lecturer said that at home they always threw away any leftover rice or pasta - bit extreme I thought).
A well known magazine for woman does not have any warnings although I think that it did many years ago perhaps the food magazines are more rigorous Maybe eggs are safer now with reference to your remark about the innoculation
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