Tunisian Marzipan Balls (Kaber El Louz)

Tunisian Marzipan Balls (Kaber El Louz)
These marzipan balls (Kaber El Louz) are so easy to prepare and make a great gift. Learn how to make your own marzipan too!
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Ingredients
  • 300 g (10 oz) finely ground almonds
  • 150 g (5 oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 4 tsp rosewater (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Icing (powdered) sugar for dusting
  • Caster sugar to coat the balls.
Instructions
  1. Place 100 g (3½ oz) of water in a pan. Add the sugar, rosewater and vanilla flavouring. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes to thicken slightly.
  2. Add the syrup to the ground almonds and mix well using a spatula.
  3. Turn the paste onto a surface and knead well.
  4. Transfer the paste to a plate and chill in the 'fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the paste into 3 equal pieces. Add ½ tsp of red food colouring to one of the pieces and mix well to create a ball of red marzipan.
  6. Repeat with the green food colouring to produce a ball of green marzipan.
  7. Dust a surface with icing sugar and roll each ball out to a length of around 35cm (14").
  8. Braid the three strands together and press together.
  9. Prepare the balls by cutting about 20 g (1 oz) from the end of the braid and rolling firmly between your hands. You should make around 20 balls.
  10. Finish off the balls by rolling in caster sugar.
Titli's Tips
You can of course start with ready-made marzipan if you prefer. This makes them even easier to prepare!

Store in an airtight container in a cool place and they will last for ages.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 122.4 6%
Calories from Fat 66
Total Fat 7.4g 11%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Unsaturated Fat 0.0g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g 3%
Dietary Fibre 1.6g 6%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 5.4g 10%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.