Marzipan for an Ex

First obtain a handful of almonds,
plump Sicilian are best. Blanch
until white as scrubbed fingernails,
before grinding with an apothecary's
stone pestle to a powder

fine as potassium cyanide. Then add
with egg whites and sugar to a pan
of water brought to a boisterous boil.
Wait until cool,

before kneading with confectioner's sugar
to a sweet clay. Shape as you like.
Lubeck bakers favour pigs.

Stephen Bone

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