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. Russian Tea Cakes – A Great Holiday Cookie by Any Other Name

    Tue, 8 Dec 2015

    As the old joke goes, these Russian tea cakes might not be Russian, but at least they’re not cakes. No one knows exactly how these came to be known as Russian tea cakes, but nevertheless, they are quite delicious, very simple to make, and visually ideal for holiday entertaining. And when I say “easy,” I mean really easy. You dump everything in a bowl, and mix it with your hands until combined. Professional pastry chefs will lose their minds, since we’re forgoing their precious “cream the butter and sugar” step, but the final product is identical, no matter which technique you use. The only tricky thing here is the baking time, since there are so many variables. Things like the size of the dough balls, whether you use a silpat or parchment, how light or dark the sheet pan is, etc., can all effect the final time significantly. I think this cookie tends to get under-cooked, and some recipes call for as little as 12 minutes at 350 F. I like these fairly golden, so I get that nice brown-butter flavor, and that took me about 20 minutes or so, which is why I gave such a wide range. Start checking at 15 minutes, and proceed from there. Thanks to their snowy appearance, these “cakes” would be perfect for your holiday dessert spread, don’t feel like you have to wait for a wedding, or for some Russians to come over for tea. I really hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy! Makes about 28 to 32 Russian Tea Cakes: 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter 1/3 packed cup powdered sugar (plus much more to coat finished cookies) 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (very lightly toast nuts in dry pan first for best results) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour - Roll into just slightly larger than 1-inch balls, bake at 350 F. for 15 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden

  3. Chocolate Pear Torte

    Thu, 28 Jan 2016

    parchment paper. Cool completely on a wire rack 10 minutes more. For the Whipped Cream: Whip the cream with confectioners sugar and cardamom until it holds soft peaks. Serve a slice of cake with a dollop or whipped cream and a drizzle of

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Videos

  1. How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

    Sat, 18 Feb 2012

    there are many different things you can do. You can use frosting. You can cover it ganache. You can add fresh fruit, powdered sugar mint, whatever you like, but today I have decided to take to take some orange marmalade right out of the jar. I put in

    Powdered Sugar found at 7:22

    use frosting. You can cover it ganache. You can add fresh fruit, powdered sugar mint, whatever you like, but today I have decided to take to take some orange marmalade right out of the jar. I
  2. 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.

    Powdered Sugar found at 0:00

    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.
  3. 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
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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. Mini Powdered Sugar Doughnuts

    Wed, 3 Feb 2016

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  3. Gift This! Pink Squirrel Cocktail Inspired Cupcakes

    Fri, 18 Dec 2015

    Crème de noyaux frosting 2 sticks of butter softened 4 cups confectioners ' sugar 1/4 cup crème de noyaux liqueur Pink gel food color White ..... fitted with the whisk attachment, cream softened butter and powdered sugar together. Once the frosting is thick, add the crème de noyaux

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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 Cupcakes

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    whipping cream, and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla with electric mixer on medium-high speed. Beat in one 16-ounce box powdered sugar until combined. Nutrition Facts Calories 342, Total Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 56 mg, Sodium 153 mg

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