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It has been said, that Marzipan is a 'harems candy'. In the 1800s Marzipan was made famous by the Luebecker sugar bakers. The making of the Marzipan was very hard and very time consuming. The Marzipan was made out of almonds, from Sicily. It took a long time to crack the shells of the nuts, to hull them. Then the Almonds were ground and mashed with a wooden club. After that sugar was added. Then all of this was put in a large copper kettle and roasted, but it had to be stirred constantly. After all of that the paste was ready for the sugar baker.

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