Help!!! Antonia74 Icing

Baking By countygirl28 Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 3:25pm by countygirl28

countygirl28 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 9:52pm
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OK, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am in the process of decorating cookies and using antonia's royal. Long story short....ran out of meringue powder, can I sub powdered egg whites for this??? Thanks in advance to all who reply!

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CookieMeister Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:10pm
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Eeeeek. I actually don't know the answer to this but I'll give you a bump to the top.

jdconcc Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:27pm
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I would think so, I live in the Uk so don't have meringue powder as such. I use merriwhite which is powdered egg white substitute and it works really well. HTH

dandelion Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:34pm
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Meringue powder contains powdered egg white, but it also has cream of tartar for stability and some corn starch for thickening.
According to Cook's Thesaurus, the two can be used interchangeably: http://www.foodsubs.com/Eggs.html#powdered%20egg%20white

antonia74 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 1:07am
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Yes, you can use 5 or 6 large egg whites in lieu of the meringue powder and 1st addition of water.

countygirl28 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 3:25pm
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Thank you everyone!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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