Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Powdered Sugar

I have heard people say that they have tried to make powdered sugar but that it never works.  They couldn't get it to the powdered sugar stage.    The one thing I would recommend is to make sure that you have a powerful enough blender or grinder.  I have a Vitamix and it works great.  I have also heard of others who have used a coffee grinder successfully.  Regardless, a less powerful blender may not achieve the results that you want and you can get a gritty sugar.

The optional part of making powdered sugar is the adding of the starch, either arrowroot or cornstarch.  The cornstarch is added by manufacturers to prevent clumping.  You don't have to add the cornstarch or arrowroot if you are going to use it right away.

The recipe I use for powdered sugar is below.  Put all the ingredients in your blender.  Turn on high, until it is powdered sugar.  It takes a little less than a minute.

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of arrowroot or cornstarch (optional)

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