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Homemade Powdered Sugar

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Did you know you can make your own powdered sugar in a pinch?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch (Optional)

Preparation

Put a cup of sugar in the blender and turn it on, adding 2 tablespoons of cornstarch if you want. (Commercial powdered sugar has cornstarch in it to keep it from clumping. You can do the same if you like. But if you are using it immediately, there’s really no need. If you are making it ahead, then perhaps you should.)

Blend at a high speed for 30 seconds or so, depending on your blender. Eyeball the stuff. You may need to stir things around and go at it again, but the Damsel found no need. Good grief, it was really that easy.

An interesting note: 1 cup of granulated sugar makes a bit more than 1 cup powdered. That seems backwards to the Damsel’s brain. Many things seem backwards to the Damsel’s brain, including why children get stupider as they grow older. But she has made peace with her brain’s behavior and hopes the best for you and your own struggle for true perception.

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souschefsarah on 12.31.2010

Wow! So easy and worked like a charm! thanks!

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kristen02 on 3.11.2010

I’ve tried this in the past and it hasn’t worked for me either. Guess my blender isn’t fancy enough or something.

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Jerseycook on 3.10.2010

I tried this once and found that the best method (for me) was using a coffee grinder!

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seebabsrun on 3.10.2010

I have actually tried this in the past, with and without starch. I have a corn allergy and was trying to replicate powdered sugar for my frostings. It just isn’t even close. Commercial powdered sugar is made is commercial grinders and sifters that my blender and/or food processor can’t come close to. I did, however, find powdered sugar with potato starch at Whole Foods. Additionally, you can find it in the Passover section of regular or kosher grocery stores in the weeks preceding Passover.

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