Almond Paste

1 pound blanched almonds
1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract

Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in confectioners sugar. Beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture. Add almond extract, using your hands to blend the heavy mixture.

COMMENTS: This recipe is just a little off. It should be 3 cups of powdered sugar and 2 egg whites and a pinch of salt. That works much better
Almond paste is made from almond meal and sugar, with a small amount of cooking oil added to bind the two ingredients.
Almond paste is similar to marzipan, but contains much less sugar, typically 50-55%, whereas marzipan of cheap quality usually consists of 75-85% sugar (for comparison: Lübecker Marzipan contains 66% almonds). It is mainly used as filling in pastries, but can also be found in chocolates, as a higher quality alternative to marzipan.