Recently made mango buttercream and followed this recipe:
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons mango puree
I had to add a little more powdered sugar to get the right consistency.
It was all right, but it was sooo sweet! too sweet!
Any recommendations ?
Add a little bit of salt to cut the sweetness. Use popcorn salt (it's finely ground salt) or dissolve regular salt in a tiny bit of liquid to get it to incorporate fully.
I heard of the salt thing too. I believe I heard about adding lemon juice as well. I've tried both. I added heavy cream to my buttercream recipe instead of plain milk and it made it creamier & not super sweet.
Not sure how that factors in with your mango puree. Too much liquid won't work. But, those are the things I've learned and tried.
I add 1/2 teaspoon salt to my liquid. Stir it until it dissolves before adding it. It is much easier to incorporate throughout the entire batch.
great advice -- thanks
I use A LOT of salt. I also use a good squirt of lemon juice if I have it.
Thank you all so much for your advice, I think I will make small batches trying some of these different methods