Wednesday, July 13, 2011

DIY Powdered Sugar

Recently, I learned that you could make powdered sugar at home in your blender using plain old granulated sugar. I was really excited because powdered sugar is quite expensive here, so it is one of the first things I tried to make in my new blender. But even if it just saved you a trip to the store when you ran out, it would totally be worth it to make it yourself because it is so simple.

Powdered Sugar Recipe

Granulated sugar

Pour a small amount of granulated sugar into your blender, and blender until all the sugar is finely ground like powdered sugar. That's it, wasn't that simple?

I did notice that the amount of sugar pretty consistently increased by 25% when I ground it into powdered sugar. When I ground 1 cup of granulated sugar, I would end up with 1¼ cups of powdered sugar. Something to keep in mind, if you only want to make enough for a specific recipe.

One other thing that I noticed was that the powdered sugar I made wasn't quite as fine as American powdered sugar, but the granulated sugar and powdered sugar here are grittier in general. So the powdered sugar I can make here, is about the same as the powdered sugar I can buy here. Homemade powdered sugar seems to work well in everything I have tried it in so far, but if you are trying to make super sweet powdered sugar and shortening frosting, there might be a difference in the final texture.

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