Royal Icing Recipe Without Meringue Powder

Baking By lariest Updated 20 Dec 2006 , 1:55pm by antonia74

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lariest Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 9:54pm
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Hi all

I want to make royal icing for decorated cookies but all the recipes here seem to require meringue powder as one of the ingredients which is not sold here where I come from. Any good royal icing recipes that does not require meringue powder or uses egg whites instead?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Annalisa Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 10:16pm
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I usually make my own royal icing with egg whites , pure icing sugar and a couple of drops of lemon juice.

I don't have exact measurments I usually just beat the egg whites until they are bubbly and then add the icing sugar little by little which I am still beating until I get the consistancy I want and somewhere in between I add the lemon juice.

Hope this make sense, Good luck

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Lazy_Susan Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 10:27pm
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I always do the same thing that Annalisa does.


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playingwithsugar Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 10:31pm
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The only thing different with mine is that I add the lemon juice or cream of tartar, then I beat the egg/acid mixture for about 2 minutes before adding the sugar.

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antonia74 Posted 20 Dec 2006 , 1:55pm
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In the recipe I submitted, you can substitute the 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of water & 5 tablespoons of meringue powder FOR 5 or 6 large egg whites (NO yolk!!)

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