AHi everyone. I have been using lurpack unsalted butter and silver spoon icing sugar to make my buttercream and ive mixed it tor ages but it still has a grainy texture. I dont know what im doing wrong...help?! Any help will be appreciated
AHi,are you sifting your icing sugar beforehand?
ATry adding some liquid for example water or milk and beat it on a high speed, also add your icing sugar bit by bit to the butter making sure its mixed in properly before you add more. Hopw that helps :-)
AHi. Yes I add milk to it and I sift it too. I will definately try adding sugar bit by bit xxx
Also try beating at higher speed and for longer. I generally dump all my icing sugar in in one go, start on low speed - with a very damp-but-not-dripping tea towel over the mixer and tucked around the bowl including behind it, to stop the icing sugar flying out the bowl - and then increase speed. I usually beat on medium speed for around 5 minutes once all the ingredients are mixed together.
AThanks I beat mine for ages...im talkin 20 mins plus!! Still tastes grainy...which icing sugar brand is best??
AHi are you using an electric mixer? Also I'm assuming you're from the UK? I am too if so then I use the Tesco brand butter ( gold packet ) and use whitworths icing sugar- it tastes brilliant!! I hate silver spoon tastes to ' fake ' lol! Let us know how you get on.
AI don't sift my sugar beforehand. The kind I buy there is no need to. I cream my butter first until light, and add the sugar one cup at a time. Milk or cream will also help mix it great.
AThanks hun x