Powdered Sugar

Powdered sugar, also known as confectioners' sugar, icing sugar, or XX sugar, is very fine sugar produced by pulverizing granulated sugar, especially a coarser variety used for fruits or cold beverages.

Recipes

  1. Snowflake Cookies

    Shape these simple butter cookies like little snowflakes. Add powdered sugar and serve them on a snow day.

  2. Rich Cocoa Bars

    Pureed prunes replace the fat in this chocolate bar cookie. To cut the fat even more, skip the frosting and sprinkle the bars with sifted powdered sugar .

  3. Orange Cake

    Whipped cream and orange sections fill these light-as-a-feather cake layers. Forget frosting-- powdered sugar and mint leaves keep the dessert citrusy fresh.

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Articles

  1. Sugar: Know Your Label Lingo

    Thu, 2 Aug 2012

    dissolves more quickly and easily into batters and other concoctions. “ Powdered Sugar ” / “ Confectioners SugarPowdered sugar is ground even finer than castor sugar , sifted, and then up to 3 percent cornstarch is added to keep it from caking

  2. Meringue Bones and Ghosts – Scary Easy

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014

    While I know no one is ever actually scared by the "spooky" Halloween treats you see posted this time year, I do know for a fact that many people are terrified to work with meringue. Hopefully, these bones and ghosts will help chase those demons away. As long as your bowl is clean, and you don’t accidentally get any egg yolk in there, you should be fine. It may take a while, especially if you do it by hand, but if you keep whisking, eventually you should get a nice, glossy meringue that will hold a shape when piped. Speaking of which, you can make this in any shape you want, in case you were thinking about trying to do a full skeleton (show off). Of course, different shapes may change the cooking time, but you’ll figure it out.   As long as your meringue feels firm and dry, you’re probably in good shape to let it cool in the oven. By the way, I did these on a very humid day in San Francisco, and as they sat on the plate, they sort of stuck together a little bit.   They came apart fairly easily, but I wanted to ask our experienced bakers and candy makers if there’s a trick to prevent this kind of thing? Maybe some powdered sugar or cornstarch? Let me know if you have any ideas. These are probably a little too time-consuming, delicate, and completely inappropriate to use for Halloween trick-or-treaters, but if you’re having a holiday themed party, these would be a hit. I hope you give these meringue bones and ghosts a try soon, and as always, enjoy! Ingredients for   about 2 dozen small bones, or other shapes: 2 large egg whites, room temp (don’t get any yolk in it or it will not work!) 1/8 tsp cream of tartar or fresh lemon juice a scant 1/2 cup sugar (that means almost, but not quite full), added a spoon at a time, once the egg whites start forming a very soft meringue * bake at 225 F. for 1 hour, then turn off oven and let cool with door closed another hour

  3. Dessert and Dorie Greenspan: Her Perfect Strawberry Shortcake

    Fri, 9 May 2014

    stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 3/4 cup cold buttermilk 1 cup very cold heavy cream 2 tablespoons confectionerssugar , sifted 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon pure rose extract (availbale from Star Kay White ) 1 tablespoon

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Videos

  1. What is a Macaron—Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    sugar. Whipped into a stiff meringue. But macaroons then get coconut added. French macarons don't get coconut. Instead powdered sugar and almond are folded in. Then they're piped into rounds and baked. They come in a rainbow of colors. Tres chic.

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    But macaroons then get coconut added. French macarons don't get coconut. Instead powdered sugar and almond are folded in. Then they're piped into rounds and baked. They come in a rainbow of colors. Tres chic.
  2. How to Make Choose-a-Frosting Cupcakes

    Wed, 8 Jun 2011

    ingredients all laid out here. We have 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar . We have 1/2 cup of softened butter. I've left it ..... little bit of milk at a time. If you find that you have some powdered sugar on the side, which you most likely will, just stop your

    Powdered Sugar found at 3:54, 5:52

    our ingredients all laid out here. We have 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar . We have 1/2 cup of softened butter. I've left it out at room temperature because we're gonna clean the butter, so we
    of milk at a time. If you find that you have some powdered sugar on the side, which you most likely will, just stop your mixer, give it a nice good scrape so everything's incorporated and
  3. How to Make Quick and Easy Donuts

    Fri, 1 Jul 2011

    chocolate, and a cinnamon. So, what you'll need is 1 cup of powdered sugar , 3 tablespoons of milk or half in half, 3/4 teaspoon ..... vanilla. So just in this bowl, I'm going to combine the powdered sugar , the milk, and the vanilla. I'm just gonna whisk this

    Powdered Sugar found at 1:15, 3:09

    chocolate, and a cinnamon. So, what you'll need is 1 cup of powdered sugar , 3 tablespoons of milk or half in half, 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of
    our vanilla. So just in this bowl, I'm going to combine the powdered sugar , the milk, and the vanilla. I'm just gonna whisk this around using wire whisk to introduce that vanilla in and just keep
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Food Blogs We Love

  1. CakeSpy for Craftsy: How to Make Confectioners' Sugar at Home

    Thu, 19 Dec 2013

    It's so easy. Here's how.

  2. Brown Sugar Swirl Birthday Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

    cinnamon 4-6 cups confectioner's ( powdered ) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 ..... yet whipped. Add three cups of the confectioners ' sugar , and mix on low speed so that you ..... incorporated. Add the remaining confectioners sugar to your taste. If it becomes too

  3. A Hot Cross Bun Story from the Land Down Under

    Fri, 6 Apr 2012

    Put in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, dust with bun with icing sugar and drizzle lightly with maple syrup. Serve warm. Scrumptious ..... Butter: For a great treat, combine unsalted butter with castor sugar , honey and orange rind. Beat until the sugar has dissolved

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How To

  1. How to Make Quick Icing

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    buttercream. Consisting of just butter, powdered sugar , milk, and flavoring, this sweet ..... few drops of milk or hot water. If powdered sugar is lumpy, press it through a sieve ..... butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk Directions In a large

  2. How to Make Chocolate Cake

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If desired, serve with ice cream or whipped cream, or dust with powdered sugar . NUTRITION FACTS Calories 359, Total Fat (g)13, Saturated Fat (g)1, Sodium (mg)406, Carbohydrate (g)59

  3. How to Make Sugar Cookies

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    for dipping. Sugar Cookie Mittens A buttery sugar cookie dough becomes a holiday treat that can be served with or without icing . Sugar Cookie Cutouts Enjoy delicious sugar cookies without feeling guilty with this low-calorie, lower-fat version of traditional

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