Meringue Powder

Baking By linnod Updated 12 Dec 2012 , 5:43am by BakingIrene

linnod Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 3:44am
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What does merinque powder do for butter cream? I have read some people put it in SMBC

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linnod Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 3:46am
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opps found answer..

linnod Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 4:01am
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Well, I just read that meringue powder does not stablize bc. Now I am confused. Does it stabilze or make it firmer?

kazita Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 4:07am
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kazita Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 4:11am
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AIts also used in crusting buttercream

leah_s Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 4:27am
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ACrusting bc is dependent on the fat to sugar ratio.

BakingIrene Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 5:42am
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The Wilton snow-white buttercream recipe uses shortening, sugar, meringue powder and water.  I have made it when I need a white-white icing and it definitely has a much better texture than shortening-sugar-water. It gives you a nice consistency that can be re-beaten a day later if you have some leftover icing. I used generic meringue powder not the Wilton brand and it turned out great.

 

Remember that meringue powder is NOT the same as egg white powder that you can get from a bakery wholesale.

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