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almond paste

noun

a mixture of sugar, almonds, and egg whites used in pastries as a flavoring

Examples

The marzipan is made in two steps: first you make almond paste, and then use it to make your marzipan.

Word Origin

by 1751

Usage Note

cooking

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  • In Sweden, they choose to party with Semla, a sweet bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream sitting in a bowl of hot milk.

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