Marzipan is a versatile type of candy, that is intricate enough to decorate cakes and delicious enough to be eaten on its own. This popular Goan sweet is usually made and consumed in December, especially around Christmas. Marzipan is a confection for everyone as it can be easily shaped according to your preference. Let your imagination run wild! We bring you the recipe of Marzipan sweets, a treat that your family and friends will relish this merry season.



  • Cashew nuts                      200 g
  • Rose water                         20 ml
  • Egg white                           1
  • Icing sugar                         200 g
  • Almond essence               10 ml
  • Any edible colour



  • Finely grind the cashew nuts with rose water into a paste.
  • Take a bowl, beat the egg white lightly and mix it in the paste with the remaining ingredients.
  • Keep the bowl over a pan, half filled with water. Do not allow water to enter the bowl.
  • Keep the pan with the bowl on the fire. Stir the mixture continuously and when it begins to leave the sides on the bowl take the pan off the stove.
  • Transfer the mixture on to a marble slab or a wide plate and quickly knead it, otherwise the mixture will turn hard.
  • A little rose water may be mixed if the mixture turns hard. Divide the dough into small balls and shape them as you please.
  • If a marzipan mould is used, paint the marzipan with edible colours only after removing it from the mould.

Note : Almond is used for marzipan commercially. Since Cashew nut is locally grown in large scale in Goa, this local recipe contains cashew nut.