3 tbsps. Rose water
1 Egg white
200g Icing sugar
2 tsps. Almond essence
Any Edible Colours
Grind the Cashewnuts with rose water into fine paste.
Take a bowl, beat egg white lightly and mix in the paste and the remaining ingredients. Take a double boiler or a non stick pan. Keep it on the fire. Stir the mixture continuously and when it begins to leave the sides of the bowl and forms into one mass, take it off the fire.
Transfer the mixture to a marble slab or a wide plate and quickly knead to smooth dough, otherwise the mixture will turn hard. Add a little rose water to knead in case the mixture turns hard.
Divide the dough into small balls. Add colour as required to each of the balls and make various fruit and flower shapes.
You can get rubber moulds which can be dusted with sugar powder and used for making different shapes too.
Please note : Marzipans can be made using almonds instead of cashewnuts, only these should be soaked for about 4 hours, and then follow the above recipe.