Booths Marzipan Maids-of-Honour

Booths Marzipan Maids-of-Honour served on a black plate with red napkins
  • 12 servings
  • 20-25 minutes to cook, 20 minutes to prepare
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  • A little butter for greasing
  • For the Pastry
  • 225g plain flour
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • Flour for dusting
  • For the Fillin
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2tsp almond extract
  • 75g raspberry jam
  • For the Topping
  • 75g Greens Classic Crumble Mix
  • 25g marzipan, grated


Our version of a classic Maid-of-Honour bake, with a twist – marzipan sprinkles and a crumble topping. Feel free to use any jam of your choice.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/400°F/gas mark 6.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-hole bun tin with a little butter.

To make the pastry

  1. Place the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub in using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add 6-8 teaspoons of cold water to bring the mix together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge whilst you make the filling.

To make the filling

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds, egg and almond extract and beat to combine.

To assemble

  1. Lightly dust a work surface with a little flour, roll the chilled pastry to approximately ½ cm thick. Using an 8cm cutter, cut 12 discs, re-rolling the pastry if needed.
  2. Line each bun tin hole with a pastry disc.
  3. Divide the jam into the base of each pastry disc and top with a spoon of prepared filling.

To make the topping

  1. Combine the crumble mix and grated marzipan in a small bowl. Scatter evenly over each Maid of Honour and bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool before serving.