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Royal icing

Royal icing

Royal icing is a mixture of egg white and icing sugar. From its pasty consistency when fresh, it dries to give a lovely white crust.

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Last modified on: February 12th 2012

For 120 g, you will need:

Change for: 40 g 60 g 120 g 240 g 360 g

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge in a sealed container.

Step by step recipe

1 Royal icing : Photo of step #1Put 20 g egg white and 100 g icing sugar in a bowl. 2 min.
2 Royal icing : Photo of step #2Tip in half the icing sugar. 1 min.
3 Royal icing : Photo of step #3Mix thoroughly with a whisk. 5 min.
4 Royal icing : Photo of step #4Add more icing sugar a spoonful at a time, beating well each time.

Continue until you have a smooth paste which leaves a point when you lift the whisk out.
5 min.
5 Royal icing : Photo of step #5Your royal icing is ready for use, to coat a cake or sweets, like calissons, for example.

Remarks

The proportions of egg white and sugar are fairly approximate. It is important to arrive at the right pasty texture, whatever weight of sugar you are using.

The lemon juice gives a brighter whiteness, but you can colour royal icing with a few drops of food colouring if you prefer.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4051 gr100 gr0 gr
20 %<1 %9 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3311 gr82 gr0 gr
17 %<1 %8 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 120 g : 0.40 €

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Calissons
Calissons
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Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Algerian brik rolls, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Penne with Mushrooms, Cretan salad, How to beat egg whites, ... [All]

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