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(Bon Appetit)   Site for foodies who cook with Grubhub wants to teach us how to make powdered sugar   (bonappetit.com) divider line
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357 clicks; posted to Food » on 07 Dec 2021 at 7:43 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-07 6:49:13 AM  
You don't need it for no bake cookies.
TFA goes on about melt in your mouth but shows a crummy attempt at a maamoul.
Buy your powdered 10x at the store like a normal person.
You can mix it 50/50 with brown sugar, add margarine/butter and peanut butter and make your own peanut butter cup filling.
 
2021-12-07 8:01:08 AM  
I'm pretty silly when it comes to DIY kitchen projects, but this doesn't seem particularly worthwhile. Powdered sugar isn't expensive and you aren't likely to make it better than store bought, regardless of how easy it is to make.

That being said, if you're going to make it yourself, sub tapioca powder for corn starch. The result will have a less gritty texture. That's why Stella Parks recommends organic powdered sugar; it uses the former rather than the latter.
 
2021-12-07 8:06:15 AM  

phlegmjay: I'm pretty silly when it comes to DIY kitchen projects, but this doesn't seem particularly worthwhile. Powdered sugar isn't expensive and you aren't likely to make it better than store bought, regardless of how easy it is to make.

That being said, if you're going to make it yourself, sub tapioca powder for corn starch. The result will have a less gritty texture. That's why Stella Parks recommends organic powdered sugar; it uses the former rather than the latter.


I make it simply because I seldom use the stuff and it doesn't make sense to have yet another sugar hanging around my cupboard.
 
2021-12-07 8:17:59 AM  
but is there a way to turn powdered sugar back into regular sugar
 
2021-12-07 8:31:54 AM  

tintar: but is there a way to turn powdered sugar back into regular sugar


1) Dissolve in water.
2) Make rock sugar from the dissolved sugar.
3) Crush rock sugar into bits.

\not sure how the corn starch (or other non-stick agent) would affect it
 
2021-12-07 8:32:46 AM  
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2021-12-07 8:55:23 AM  
Powdered sugar is easier on the nose lining when you snort it.  Or so I've heard.
 
2021-12-07 9:24:25 AM  
'Make powdered sugar'? The last bag I bought for peanut butter fudge was like 99 cents.

No.
 
2021-12-07 9:35:22 AM  
If I ever want powdered sugar spread evenly across my home, I'll click that article.
 
2021-12-07 11:15:04 AM  
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2021-12-07 11:29:19 AM  
I don't understand the headline.
 
2021-12-07 12:57:28 PM  
Making icing sugar seems a bit silly when you can find it in virtually every grocery store and a fair number of convenience markets.

Now, I have, in the past, been forced to make my own superfine sugar for cocktails.  That's as simple as sending a half a cup of sugar for a trip in the blender at frappe speed for a few seconds.
 
2021-12-07 5:10:06 PM  

Auntie Cheesus: Making icing sugar seems a bit silly when you can find it in virtually every grocery store and a fair number of convenience markets.

Now, I have, in the past, been forced to make my own superfine sugar for cocktails.  That's as simple as sending a half a cup of sugar for a trip in the blender at frappe speed for a few seconds.


Yeah, it doesn't seem worth it rather than just buying the stuff while shopping. However, it's nice to know in a pinch.

I've had to make it before because I thought I had enough on hand and didn't have time to run out to the store.
 
2021-12-07 6:38:55 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Auntie Cheesus: Making icing sugar seems a bit silly when you can find it in virtually every grocery store and a fair number of convenience markets.

Now, I have, in the past, been forced to make my own superfine sugar for cocktails.  That's as simple as sending a half a cup of sugar for a trip in the blender at frappe speed for a few seconds.

Yeah, it doesn't seem worth it rather than just buying the stuff while shopping. However, it's nice to know in a pinch.

I've had to make it before because I thought I had enough on hand and didn't have time to run out to the store.


In that case, knowing how to make icing sugar can be a life saver.  However, making your own rather than just picking up a box seems like a bit of a pain in the arse.
 
2021-12-07 7:45:47 PM  

Auntie Cheesus: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Auntie Cheesus: Making icing sugar seems a bit silly when you can find it in virtually every grocery store and a fair number of convenience markets.

Now, I have, in the past, been forced to make my own superfine sugar for cocktails.  That's as simple as sending a half a cup of sugar for a trip in the blender at frappe speed for a few seconds.

Yeah, it doesn't seem worth it rather than just buying the stuff while shopping. However, it's nice to know in a pinch.

I've had to make it before because I thought I had enough on hand and didn't have time to run out to the store.

In that case, knowing how to make icing sugar can be a life saver.  However, making your own rather than just picking up a box seems like a bit of a pain in the arse.


at least they didn't say, "step 0: buy a mortar and pestle"?
 
2021-12-07 8:04:12 PM  

tintar: Auntie Cheesus: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Auntie Cheesus: Making icing sugar seems a bit silly when you can find it in virtually every grocery store and a fair number of convenience markets.

Now, I have, in the past, been forced to make my own superfine sugar for cocktails.  That's as simple as sending a half a cup of sugar for a trip in the blender at frappe speed for a few seconds.

Yeah, it doesn't seem worth it rather than just buying the stuff while shopping. However, it's nice to know in a pinch.

I've had to make it before because I thought I had enough on hand and didn't have time to run out to the store.

In that case, knowing how to make icing sugar can be a life saver.  However, making your own rather than just picking up a box seems like a bit of a pain in the arse.

at least they didn't say, "step 0: buy a mortar and pestle"?


For the longest time, I kept a second blender jar handy because whizzing up sugar tends to scratch the blender jar p.
 
2021-12-07 8:40:49 PM  
But but but... this process doesn't lead to fermentation.... i like my sugar fermented
 
2021-12-07 9:47:05 PM  
You all don't comprehend. This is bespoke, artisanal powdered sugar. Perhaps if you applied more wax to your mustachios you would understand.
 
2021-12-07 10:28:38 PM  

TheReject: You all don't comprehend. This is bespoke, artisanal powdered sugar. Perhaps if you applied more wax to your mustachios you would understand.


look, these plebes do not even begin to comprehend the complexities of yacht-wax and monocle-polish.
 
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