Last week, I showed you how I make brown sugar at home in just a few minutes. Today I’m sharing another money-saving, last-minute recipe-saving tip: How to make your own powdered sugar.
When I made my zesty, festive, holiday bread pudding one night, I discovered–too late–I was out of powdered sugar. Not to worry! Needing only a small amount, I measured out a quarter cup granulated sugar, poured it into my blender, set it to liquefy, and let it spin a few minutes.
Voilà! A quarter cup confectioner’s sugar to dust my golden bread pudding. In minutes we were oohing, ahhing and rolling our eyes in muffled “oh-so-good” delight.
Making powdered sugar at home is super easy: Pour up to one cup granulated sugar (I use organic evaporated cane juice, aka turbinado sugar) into a food processor or blender. Cover. Turn it on high, and in 3-5 minutes, you’ll have heavenly soft powdered sugar.
Store any leftovers in an air-tight Fido jar. It keeps for weeks. In fact, now that I bake sweets less often, I’ve found it keeps for months!
My thanks to Nancy Gaifyllia on About.com. Years ago I found her recipe for making powdered sugar at home, along with a few more suggestions for making the most of your powdered sugar.
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