Covers one 8” cake
5oz (140g) semolina
5oz (140g) icing sugar, sifted
2 tsps custard powder (eg Birds)
1 egg white OR 1 tsp Egg Replacer OR 2 tblsps Aquafaba
2 tsps almond essence or vanilla essence or orange flower water
Mix the semolina with the icing sugar and custard powder. Add a teaspoon of Egg Replacer or lightly beat the egg white and mix into the dry ingredients along with the flavouring until you get a firm paste.
Dust the work surface and rolling pin with sifted icing sugar and roll out.
1 Almond essence is made using artificial flavourings and does not contain nuts. (But check the label to make absolutely sure).
Almond extract is a pure, natural product made from the oil of bitter almonds and should not be used if you’re avoiding nuts.
2 Wrap and store unrolled Nut-free Marzipan in clingfilm to prevent it drying out until ready to use.