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Royal Icing

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Servings: Serves 30

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes


Royal Icing
2 oz egg whites, powdered
1/2 teaspoon Cream of tartar
2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
6 tablespoon Water
2 teaspoon Lemon juice, fresh


1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together powdered egg whites, cream of tartar, and confectioners' sugar. Stir in water. Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes, until icing is smooth and stands up in stiff peaks. Stir in 2 tsp. lemon juice and beat on low speed until icing is smooth. Icing should be spreadable. If it seems dry, add more water, a few drops at a time, until smooth. If it seems runny, add more confectioners' sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time.
2. If using icing for decoration, divide it among small bowls and tint with food coloring. If using it as glue for the gingerbread house, stir in an extra tablespoon or so of confectioners' sugar to stiffen.
3. Use immediately or cover icing tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Icing hardens when exposed to air. Use within two days, as instructed.
Source: Hannaford Fresh Magazine, November - December 2007

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 30
Base Nutrients
Calories 42 kcal (2%)
Calories from Fat 0 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 0 g (0%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 29 mg (1%)
Total Carbohydrates 11 g (3%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 3 g (5%)
Vitamin A 1 IU (0%)
Vitamin C 1 mg (1%)
Calcium 6 mg (0%)
Iron 4 mg (6%)

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