This recipe could be used as part of a 12 course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve.


(Makes 2 lbs)


  1. Combine ground almonds, sugar and flavouring in a saucepan. Cook until mixture leaves side of pan.
  2. Roll almond mixture on a flat surface to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into shapes, mold, paint with food colouring, decorate, etc.
  3. Place on wax paper to dry for 2 hours.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 1/2 hour plus time to decorate.
Precision: Approximate measurement OK.


Original recipe passed down through the generations and 
translated from Polish into English (with a few mods) by 
Edward Chrzanowski 
MFCF, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada or {ihnp4,allegra,utzoo}!watmath!echrzanowski 
Recipe last modified: 1 Dec 87

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Subject: RECIPE: Polish Wigilia 12/13: Marzipan
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Date: 14 Dec 87 19:54:55 GMT
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