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

Keywords for this recipe:RoyalIcingSugarEgg whitePastrySweets
For 40 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 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.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
Royal icing : Photo of step #1
Put 7 g egg white and 33 g icing sugar in a bowl.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Tip in half the icing sugar.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Mix thoroughly with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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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
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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.
1 or 2 days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
134 Kcal or 561 Kj< 1 gr33 gr0 gr
7 %<1 %3 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
328 Kcal or 1,373 Kj1 gr81 gr0 gr
16 %<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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 g : 0.13 €

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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.
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