Smbc Helppp!

Baking By rb822 Updated 21 Jan 2011 , 10:38pm by Sangriacupcake

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rb822 Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 6:19am
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i have a client who cannot have dairy, so i attempted SMBC TWICE with margarine and it is a disaster!! after beating it for 10 min, it is just thick and margarine-y. it is horrible. has anyone tried it w/ margarine successfully?

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FromScratchSF Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 6:45am
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It is not going to work with margerine. The water content of the margerine will prevent the emulsion from happening, which is what you are doing when combining your meringue with butter.

I have never tried it, but I have heard of people using shortening, once it comes together add flavoring, but make sure it's strong flavors like vanilla bean paste, chocolate or fruit pruee.

Good luck!

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HappyCake10609 Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 10:11pm
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Just wanted to mention... I'm not sure if your client can't have dairy due to lactose intolerance, or a true allergy... But margarine often has hidden dairy unless you use a select few brands (Earth Balance is one). If you read the ingredients margarines usually have Whey and/or Casein (sometimes even milk) which are the proteins in milk and can still trigger an allergic reaction. I spent a little over a year dairy free while I was nursing my son because he was intolerant! I used an American Buttercream and just used only shortening and no one ever knew there was no butter in it icon_smile.gif

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Sangriacupcake Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 10:38pm
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Fleishman's unsalted stick margarine is one of the few margarines that doesn't have milk derivatives. I know because DH has a milk allergy and I have read every marg. label available.

As for smbc, I like this icing, too, but it doesn't work to just substitute margarine. I've experimented using mostly high ratio shortening with a little Fleishman's for flavor...the texture was great but the taste wasn't...DH didn't like it at all. icon_sad.gif Maybe someone can tell me how to make it taste better, lol!

For DH and others in my family with milk allergies, I make American style bc using Sugar Shack's recipe--but don't use coffee creamer!! it has milk derivatives!!! For the liquid, I use soy milk or sometimes soy creamer, but I always read the label just in case.

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