Mazarin refers to Danish, Norwegian and Swedish small sponge cake filled or stuffed with a mixture of ground almonds, butter, sugar and egg. Mazarin is a quintessential pastry of Sweden. Mazariner (plural of Mazarin) also referred to as Swedish Almond Tarts that consist of short crust pastry and almond marzipan, decorated with icing. They are traditionally served in their own tin foil baking cases.
It is said that the classic Mazarin is characterized by an oval shaped patty of short crust, filled with almond paste and topped with icing.
The Mazarin which is also sometimes referred to as Mazarin cake or Mazarin tart is named after George Mazarin, who was a French General at the time of Napoleon.
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