Make marzipan roses, ribbons and figures with this premium marzipan from Denmark. Ever since it was founded in 1909, Odense Marzipan has focused its efforts on producing marzipan of the very best quality. The company's range of products has expanded over time, and today Odense Marzipan stands for quality and inspiration for those tempting moments.In all likelihood, marzipan originated in Italy. There is no clear indication when it was introduced to Denmark, but it is thought that it was brought across the Alps some 500 years ago by tradesmen. In any case, marzipan was already highly popular by the beginning of the 16th century.Both Odense Almond Paste and Odense Marzipan have the same ingredients; almonds, sugar and glucose. Marzipan is milled to a smoother consistency, and has more sugar. Because of this, Marzipan is more pliable. This allows for easier rolling out and modeling. Almond Paste's higher almond content gives it a stronger flavor. It is used as an ingredient in baked goods.
Our clear, natural Pure Almond Extract has a strong, fragrant almond flavor. It's made from pure almond oil and contains no chemicals. Almond extract is primarily used in baked goods and desserts. Some are surprised that it tastes nothing like almonds. Distilled from the same bitter almond oil that is part of Amaretto's distinctive taste, almond extract has a strong, pure, sweet flavor that goes very well with cherry, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and many other flavors. Use it to flavor cookies (essential for Amaretti Orestano), pies, muffins and cakes. You can also use 1/2 tsp. of our Pure Almond Extract to replace 1 tbsp. of almond liqueur in your recipes.