Can you use dried egg white powder in place of meringue powder to make royal icing?
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SSMagNY, yes, you can definitely use the egg white powder in place of meringue powder in royal icing. ~Mel @ KAF
Good afternoon. I always thought that dried egg white powder is the same as MERINGUE POWDER. If it isn't please explain.
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Cass, look at the links to nutritional info as these are the actual package labels.
Dried egg whites are dried egg whites:
Meringue powder is processed for use in icings rather than in baked goods:
Royal icing can be fluffy or dense for gingerbread house building. Meringue powder makes it fluffier.
YES for sure, and remember that the KAF meringue powder recipe for royal icing has too much water.
Use the proportions on the package of egg whites to reconstitute, and use 3 egg whites worth per 1lb of icing sugar for royal icing. This will NOT be fluffy--but it will stick gingerbread houses together better.
I have no idea what happened to my entry, what I touched to make it disappear, but it's gone. I'm sorry!
It is to my understanding that the only difference between dried egg white powder and meringue powder is the emulsifiers and stabilizers in the meringue powder, just like how we make meringue with, say, cream of tartar.
The advantage? Some people have health concerns about using raw egg products and then of course it's more convenient than travelling with eggs or having them on hand.
Again, so sorry for the weird post.
This comes up periodically, the last time was in September in this thread:
As noted in that thread, the ingredients in meringue powder are: Sugar, egg white solids, edible gums, alum, salt, vanillin, and calcium lactate.
So if you want to make royal icing with powdered egg whites, you'll need to add sugar, among other things.
Here's a link to a recipe for royal icing using powdered egg whites:
Whether this would have the same characteristics as royal icing made with meringue powder is question I cannot answer.
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