I need to know how to sugar rasberries. Is it just as simple as tolling them in some granulated sugar, is there some trick to it? TIA
Brush with egg white (I use All Whites because they are pasteurized) and then sprinkle with sugar.
You may want to let them dry thoroughly after that. I tried that once and they bled all over the cake. I was in a hurry also, though.
Ok so do I take these berries and put them on a paper towel and then brush them, sugar them and let them dry. Then arrange them on the cake?
Is there a trick to the egg whites because it really sounds gross.
No, you do not have it correct.
1. Wash and dry you berries.
2. brush with pasteurized egg white (All Whites)
3. Roll in sugar.
4. Let berries dry completely before applying to cake.
It is not as gross as you think. The egg white is protein and it dries as a thin sealant coat. It will help keep the berry from turning and holds the sugar inplace. Without the egg white, the sugar will draw out the juice in the berry and make a huge mess.
Hope this helps.
Ok thanks so much for the help. Now I'm just being naive at this point but is all whites a brand? DO they carry this at normal grocery stores, walmart, albertsons, etc? Or am I just over thinking and it means no yokes?
does it help to do the first coat in regular fine sugar, and then right before they are finished drying completely (the egg white that is) possibly toss them in superfine caster sugar, for that extra frosted/sugared look?
also, to add on, i would suggest doing this atleast the night before/a day ahead of time so that you can wash the berries and allow them to dry completely, then do the egg thing, and then allow those to set up before you place them on the cake..also maybe consider placing on a waxed paper circle or something equivalent to avoid any bleeding/juicing at all cost. jmo.