I need to make royal icing for a cake , but I dont have meringue powder.
What can I use intead ? Is it a key ingredient in the making of royal icing ?
Tks for your answer
I wasn't sure, I use the meringue powder but I looked it up in the Cake Bible and she has a recipe for royal icing using 2 tablespoons of egg white ( 1 ounce) and 1 1/3 cups powered sugar ( lightly spooned into cup), says to beat with whisk beater at low speed until sugar is moistened and then at high speed until very glossy and stiff peak forms ( 5-7 minutes) and that's it....keep bowl covered with damp cloth while working with it....guess you could give it a try.
Here's a recipe
Royal Icing - egg whites
3 egg whites
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Thanks for both of you for your answer.
I don't know wich one I will use , but I will try one of them this week.
Is eggwhites ok if it stays at room temperature ?
Meringue powder or dried egg whites (pasteurized) are a better choice for making royal than raw egg whites because you can be sure the icing will be safe to eat.
Eggwhites at room temp is one issue of concern, uncooked eggwhites would be another, IMHO.