Meringue Powder

Product Description

Meringue powder is a dried convenience product used for baking and decorating sweet treats. You can find this ingredient in royal icing, meringue cookies, and stabilizing frostings.

When a recipe calls for whipped egg whites that hold stiff peaks, this powder can do the job. Raw egg whites are the gold standard, but this is a suitable alternative. Royal icing, piped meringue cookies, the topping on lemon meringue pies, or pavlova are examples. A small amount also stabilizes frostings so that they hold their piped design and shape without weeping.

  • To substitute one egg white: Combine 2 tablespoons of meringue powder with 2 tablespoons of water. 
  • For royal icing: Combine 4 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons meringue powder, and 9 tablespoons warm water. Whip using the whisk attachment on medium-low speed until a glue-like consistency form. Whip on medium-high speed for an additional 1 to 2 minutes to make stiff peaks for a thicker icing to construct a gingerbread house.
  • For stabilizing frostings: Depending on the frosting type, the amounts and how it’s added vary. A small amount (about 1 tablespoon) is added dry once the butter and sugar have been creamed together for buttercream frosting. For whipped cream, about 1 tablespoon can stabilize 1 cup; add it after the cream starts to foam.
  • Decorating: Use food coloring or colored gels when making meringue-based icing or frostings. Use piping bags, tips, or squeeze bottles for creating intricate designs.

3 OZs
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