x (quatre_vingts) wrote in vegancooking,

sweet potato candy and marzipan

Has anyone ever made or eaten sweet potato candy? I have an old Childcraft book that talks about celebrations and food in different cultures and they mentioned Mexican children (I think..) eating this stuff and it's stuck in my head for years, though only tonight did it occur to me to find a recipe. Perhaps if you added the cinnamon flavoring as mentioned, it might turn out tasting something a bit like pumpkin pie? Here is a recipe that results in a more bonbon-like candy and includes coconut, nuts, and dried fruit, and identifies it as originating in Southern US cuisine.

Also, have we discussed marzipan here yet? The memories don't seem to show anything. What are your favorite things to do with it? Dip it in chocolate, make cake decorations with it, etc? There was a recipe in Family Circle or some such thing a few years back for homemade marzipan; you started with canned almond paste and ended up with pretty flowers for your cake.
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