Is there a 10x Confectioners (or Powdered) Sugar (US) equivalent in UK?
Thread Starter: stillcookin Started: Sun 15 Oct 2006 Replies: 3
Many of my favorite and easiest US baking recipes call for 10x confectioners sugar (also known in the US as powdered sugar). It is SO EASY to use. It is literally sugar in a fine white powder form that has a silky feel similar to cornstarch.
Mix with butter, vanilla and a little milk and you have a creamy frosting or add cocoa powder for creamy tasting fudge with no grainy texture or need to boil, cook or whatever. Even though it is so easy to use, it is the same healthwise as regular white sugar. I saw something called icing sugar on Sainsbury's online. Could this possibly be the same stuff? Is this stuff any good? I haven't seen icing sugar listed in the back of the UK cookbook I was trying to use as reference to help me get on board over here.
I was a bit put off at seeing anticaking agent listed as an ingredient. Powdered sugar from US lists no other ingredient but that could be different labeling laws I suppose. Could someone clue me in? Thanks so much!