Royal icing

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Royal icing
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For 120 g, you will need:


13 min.

Step by step recipe

1Put 20 g egg white and 100 g icing sugar in a bowl.Royal icing : etape 25
2Tip in half the icing sugar.Royal icing : etape 25
3Mix thoroughly with a whisk.Royal icing : etape 25
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.
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5Your royal icing is ready for use, to coat a cake or sweets, like calissons, for example.Royal icing : etape 25


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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