Royal icing

Step by step recipe:

  1. 2 min.Royal icing : Photo of step #1
    Put 20 g egg white and 100 g icing sugar in a bowl.
  2. 1 min.Royal icing : Photo of step #2
    Tip in half the icing sugar.
  3. 5 min.Royal icing : Photo of step #3
    Mix thoroughly with a whisk.
  4. 5 min.Royal icing : Photo of step #4
    Add 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. Royal icing : Photo of step #5
    Your royal icing is ready for use, to coat a cake or sweets, like calissons, for example.


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.

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