Powdered Sugar

Powdered Sugar

This post came about completely unexpectedly.  Twice this week I have made recipes that called for powdered sugar. Which I ALWAYS have on hand. But, twice this week, I did not. I’m not a huge fan of running to the store for only one thing, even though our grocery store is literally three minutes away.  I just do not want to be bothered, nor do I want to be interrupted from my masterpieces (ok, I will compromise and say ‘creations’). So I knew there would be a substitute for it, and, lo and behold, there was. Google came to my rescue once again. So, I thought as long as I am making this, why not post the recipe? Plus, it’s SUPER easy and super quick, and you will not even notice the difference from store~bought. I will probably never buy store bought again because I always have sugar and corn starch on hand and it tastes every bit as good, if not better.

The most time~consuming part of blogging about food isn’t the prep or cooking…it’s the photography…props…and all that goes into it. So the powdered sugar took five minutes to throw together. The photo shoot took…45 minutes! Seriously, it did. It takes me usually 30 pictures to hopefully get a few “money shots” during most shoots. Honestly, who takes 45 minutes to take pictures of powdered sugar?  Apparently I do. I am sooooo particular about my pictures. My eyes know exactly what they like to see and what look I am going for. Sometimes I have to settle because after an hour or more, it’s just not in the cards for me to get my all~time beloved perfect picture that I am beyond proud about. So mediocre pictures grace a few posts from ‘the thankful table’ occasionally and it is just a very sad moment for me. And, apparently, I like to talk (again, who has this much to say about powdered sugar?). So I tend to ramble on, like now. Apologies dear loved ones…whithout further ado, here is the recipe…have a great weekend!!!

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Powdered Sugar
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This is a quick easy substitute for store~bought powdered sugar. You will not notice the difference and it's made with ingredients most always have hand in their pantry.
Servings Prep Time
2 Cups 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Cups 5 Minutes
Powdered Sugar
Print Recipe
This is a quick easy substitute for store~bought powdered sugar. You will not notice the difference and it's made with ingredients most always have hand in their pantry.
Servings Prep Time
2 Cups 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Cups 5 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and corn starch and place in blender (we like to use our Magic Bullet) and blend until fine powder forms, approximately 3 minutes. Store in container in pantry.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from wholenewmom.com

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Tina Sarber

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Website: http://thethankfultable.com

4 Comments
  • DONNA says:

    Unless I did not beat it enough, it does not work if you mix with melted butter…right back to sugar 🙁

    • I am sorry you had trouble with it Donna. When you mix it, it should feel just like powder, no granules whatsoever. I used it for icing and also for a pudding mixture but not for a recipe calling for melted butter. Let me know exactly how you used it then let me experiment to see what I come up with and I will let you know! Thank you for calling this to my attention!

      • Donna says:

        Tina, I beat it in the blender (which is what my recipe was for) and I was using it in peanut butter balls! So after beating it forever, and thinking it was powdery, I added it to melted butter …and the peanut butter and it just seemed gritty….I use molasses for brown sugar all the time….this just did not work good 🙁

        • Hmmmm…I did not have any grittiness whatsoever when I made it in my Bullet. It should be smooth like talcum powder, which mine was. I am not sure why you are having problems with it. I am sorry for your troubles with this recipe.

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