You need:1.5 kg almonds
1.5 kg icing sugar
Remove the skin from the almonds by boiling in water (not for long). Remove the skin while the almonds are still hot. Dry the almonds on a tray for a couple of days, and turn them from time to time until all the moisture has gone.
Grind the almonds finely. Then add the icing sugar and a couple drops of lemon juice. Form the dough into a ball and leave in plastic wrap in the fridge until you use it.
Add flavours to the marzipan to make different varieties. Here are a few suggestions: Cognac, coffee, peppermint, baileys and pickled orange.