Have you come across this recipe too? And maybe like me, you’ve been tempted to give it a try?
The recipe goes something like this:
To make your own powdered sugar combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and a tablespoon of cornstarch in a food processor and mix until powdery.
Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Easy peasy powdered sugar whenever you need it.
Too bad it doesn’t really turn out like powdered sugar.
Yes, I gave in to temptation and gave it a try this week. After all, I finally had success making my own homemade brown sugar. Why not make my own powdered sugar too?
What I found out was that this might be a good trick to have up your sleeve if you’re ever in a pinch and you need to improvise with what you’ve got in the cupboard. But the finished result doesn’t look or feel much like powdered sugar even after I added a bit more cornstarch and whipped the dickens out of it in my food processor.
What you end up with is more like a superfine sugar that still more closely resembles granulated sugar than powdered sugar.
I don’t use powdered sugar very often. In fact about the only time I use it is when I mix it with a little milk to make a quick frosting glaze for cookies or cakes. So – I made up a little batch of frosting glaze with this homemade powdered sugar to see how it worked.
And it didn’t really work. The glaze was grainy. The homemade version just wasn’t a powdery enough powdered sugar.
My advice? I think we better stick with the store bought version on this one.