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Powdered sugar , also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar , is very fine powdered sugar. When intended for home use, it typically contains a small amount of anti-caking agent.
In industrial food production, it is used where a quick dissolving sugar is required. Domestically, it is principally used to makeicing or frosting and other cake decorations. It is often lightly dusted on baked goods to add a light sweetness and subtle decoration.
Powdered sugar is available in different degrees of fineness, most commonly XXX, XXXX, and 10X, with more Xs indicating finer grains. Powdered sugar is generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour, or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability, and thus it is not generally used to sweeten beverages. However, industrial grades without these additives are available.
One can make powdered sugar at home by putting normal granulated sugar in a coffee grinder or grinding it by hand in a mortar and pestle.
Powdered sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Powdered sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.
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|1 cup sifted||100|
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|British (UK) term:||Powdered sugar|
|en français:||sucre en poudre|
|en español:||azúcar en polvo|
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