Sunday, February 22, 2009

marzipan

Awhile back La Fuji Mama sent me a dark chocolate covered marzipan loaf because as she wrote in her note, "I just couldn't stand the thought of you never having tried marzipan before", she is so sweet!

Apparently the Japanese customs must have thought it was some kind of weapon though because they opened the package.

I enjoyed the marzipan, the ground almond and sugar paste had a hint of cherry flavor and sort of reminded me a little of coconut too. It was covered with dark chocolate, balancing everything out.

Thanks again for being so kind La Fuji Mama!

12 comments:

HanamiGallery said...

that is very nice of her to send you some marzipan and im glad you enjoyed it! hehe i on the other hand do not like marzipan, though it can make for really pretty deserts.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

We had two weddings - one in Florida and one in the UK two weeks later, and our UK wedding cake had a layer of marzipan - ooh, so delish! It's just not a big thing in the States, hey. And when we went to our godson's christening party in the UK, his parents got their top layer of their wedding cake down from their attic (he's their third child and it was ELEVEN years after their wedding), got it re-marzipanned and re-iced, and served it up at the party. It was amazingly good fruit cake! And the alcohol it had been steeping in all those years really mellowed and made it really nice. Nobody could believe it was that old! :)

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I guess you've never heard that Marzipan is "da' bomb" ;o)

K and S said...

I guess it one of those things that you either like or don't Hanami Gallery :)

Whoa! that was a long time for the cake and child :) Abigail.

You so funny Kirkk :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

HanamiGallery said...

Hehe. If we were at a tea party I would let all of you split my piece! I agree it is not very big in the States.

K and S said...

Thanks Hanami Gallery!

Take care.
Kat

Jenster said...

I just love marzipan! And, luckily for me, no one else in my family likes it, so when I get my hands on some I get to enjoy it all to myself.

I agree that marzipan is one of those foods that people either like or dislike. I've never met anyone who only "kind of" liked it.

K and S said...

You are so lucky you don't have to share, Jenster :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena said...

Grrrr..you know how I feel about customs. Glad that they let the marzipan through!

K and S said...

me too Rowena, me too :)

Take care.
Kat

Fuji Mama said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!

K and S said...

Thanks again LFM! you are too kind!

Take care.
Kat