I'm not even sure what that means, i'm guessing it's the number of times it's sifted? I keep seeing it in recipes and i'm not sure which brand to look for.
I think its just the brand, but I use it. You can also use just about any brand as long as its 10x
I've checked every ps i come across and never see anything with 10x or any number with a "x" on it on any of the packages.
Just wondering what it means.
10x is the "finest" ps made ... that's not quality "fine" but grain size "fine".
According to an internet search it can't be made any finer than 10x (super super soft and powdery it sounds like!)
The 10x on the confectioner's sugar refers to the grind of the sugar. The 10x is a finer grind than 6x, which is used in a lot of professional bakeries. I believe that most confectioner's sugar sold in U.S. supermarkets is of the 10x variety. HTH
Thank you so much for your help!
Actually, there is a 12x and even a 14x powdered sugar. 14x is the finest you can buy it.
wow, sparklepopz- I learned something new today! Thanks!
So, in what compacity would you use such a fine confectioners sugar? Dusting cakes/cookies? Just curious.
Ya got me, girl! I found the information several years ago after watching a Good Eats episode about sugar. Wilton has been telling their instructors that the 10x designation refers to the number of times the sugar has been sifted, which was contrary to what Alton Brown said, so I did a little research and found that powdered sugar comes in 4x (coarsest) to 14x (finest). I use 10x and 6x.