I noticed when I last bought powdered sugar that the ingredients were "sugar and cornstarch". So, my hubub looked up how to make it for me. 1 cup sugar and 1 tbs cornstarch. Your suposed to mix it in a blender on med speed. I don't have a blender so I was thinking about the food processor to do it.
Has anyone tried this?
I've never heard of using a blender, only a food processor..LOL. I've done it a few times, with the FP, and it does work. It's great when you're in a pinch and run out of pwd sugar!
I can't wait to try it. I read several reviews and they were good. You just confirm them.
Besides, granulated sugar is much cheaper than PS. I would like to always have this on hand so there is no more running to the store in the middle of a recipe to get PS.
You can also do the same thing with Splenda for customers or family that can not have real sugar. I tried it and it worked great for me.
wow...good tip, tsuitor! Thanks!
I used some homemade powdered sugar to make gumpaste and it was not great. Grainy and crumbly.
I am trying to use marshmallows so save it but I am not hopeful. Suggestions welcome.
AIt depends on the volume of work you are doing I guess. It's an extra step and you may never get it as fine as 10x powdered sugar
The problem is the inconsistent result.
Ordinary crystalline white sugar, when you run it through a coffee grinder OR food processor OR a small spice grinder produces powder with various sized crystals.
Commercial powdered sugar is produced by grinding, then sieving multiple times.
* Icing sugar, confectioners' sugar, powdered sugar containing 3-5% starch has a 0.007 - 0.11mm Crystal size
* Caster/castor sugar, superfine sugar has a 0.29 - 0.34mm Crystal size
* White, granulated, table sugar has a 0.4 - 0.8mm Crystal size
I totally saved it. The marshmallows worked great. The trick is I have to heat up the amount I am going to use in the microwave and knead it as soon as I can handle it. It makes the best tasting gum paste ever, and it seems a little less fragile too. :) I sadly did not keep track of the amount of marshmallows I added, but I am sure I can figure it out. Tastes just like peeps. I know most people do not eat sugar flowers, but I like to make them as tasty and safe as possible anyway.