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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a medium bowl with water and add ice. Add gelatin to ice water and let stand until soft. Drain, squeezing excess water from gelatin, and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium speed.

  • Place sugar in a medium saucepan along with 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water. Place over medium-high heat and cook, brushing down sides with a pastry brush to prevent crystallization, until liquid reaches 235 degrees on an instant-read thermometer; add gelatin.

  • With the mixer on low, slowly add sugar mixture to egg whites. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, 10 to 15 minutes.

Reviews (8)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/17/2017
What is the "toasted" part of the frosting? Can you just put them under the broiler like a merengue?
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03/05/2011
We used the powdered gelatin, 1 T and 1.8 t. We sprinkled the powder in the ice water like it said but seperating the water is not easy. I know we added more water then we should have. This frosting is very similar to the old Better Homes
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02/24/2011
also, my chef friend has informed me that 2grams of powdered gelatin is equal to one sheet if that helps and if you have a scale...
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02/24/2011
As I understand it, different sheets of gelatin weigh different amount and so are hard to convert to powder easily. Today I used some exact measurements which were: 4 egg whites ( 1/2 a cup almost exactly) and 2 3/4 tsp Knox Gelatin powder. Consistency was great. It was a bit sweet so next time I might try one more egg white.
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02/15/2011
I have powdered gelatin but what do I use to bloom it? And when would I add it?
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02/09/2011
6 sheets of gelatin is the equivalent of 3 teaspoons of powdered gelatin (a 10g sachet). This is enough to soft-set 480ml/16fl.oz. of liquid.
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02/09/2011
Gelatin sheets? Where do I find / brand name? can there be a substitute?
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02/09/2011
Can you use gelatin powder? And, if so, how much would you use?