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.
122,9584.6/5 for 25 ratings
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Last modified on: February 12th 2012

For 120 g, you will need:

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

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in the fridge in a sealed container.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Royal icing : Photo of step #1
Put 20 g egg white and 100 g icing sugar in a bowl.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Royal icing : Photo of step #2
Tip in half the icing sugar.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Royal icing : Photo of step #3
Mix thoroughly with a whisk.

Stage 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.

Stage 5
Royal icing : Photo of step #5
Your 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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
405 Kcal or 1,696 Kj1 gr100 gr0 gr
20 %<1 %9 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
331 Kcal or 1,386 Kj1 gr82 gr0 gr
17 %<1 %8 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Some recipes that use this recipe

Calissons
Calissons

Calissons are a sweet from Provence - Aix-en-Provence is famous for them - made with almonds and candied fruit, covered with royal icing. This is a slightly simplified version, which is every bit as good.
99,613 53.3/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Mirlitons, Brioche royale, Succès praliné (praline meringue), X-Files cookies, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Financiers, Amiens macaroons, Crust for tea, Pistachio "Financiers", Coconut paste, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cooking sugar, Tender tuna, Rémoulette of celeriac, Exotic fruit tart, Crab Cakes, ... All

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