Maçapão, Sweet of Arab Origin

Marzipan (the marzapane Italian), marzipan or maçapão is a sweet of Arab origin, prepared from a paste made of ground almonds, sugar and egg whites that can be shaped. Essences can also be added.

Known in the West from about the eighth century, the marzipan is usually served with the form of pellets or figurines, painted with aniline or its natural color, and with glaceada or chocolate coverage.

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