Keeping it simple with this baking staple – today I’m showing you how to make a batch of royal icing.
Whether your using royal icing to pipe decorations on biscuits or to decorate a Christmas cake, you’ll need a recipe that works without fail and that’s what I’m bringing to you today!
This recipe is perfect as its easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients, all of which you can buy from the supermarket. The one thing I will state, this recipe makes quite a lot.
If you have never made royal icing from scratch, theres some things you have to know about it. Keeping it covered with clingfilm at all times, otherwise it will go crusty and start to solidify and ruin the batch.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
4 Egg Whites.
900g Icing Sugar.
15ml Lemon Juice.
Before you get started o the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Weigh up all of your ingredients and grab any equipment you may need, such as a stand mixer, mixing bowl and spatula.
To start on royal icing, take your egg whites and place them into the bowl. Whisk them until they are frothy, they shouldn’t be developed than frothy, otherwise there might be too much air beaten into the mixture (this isn’t ideal).
You can then go head and add in around 1/3 of the icing sugar and whisk until that has been fully incorporated.
Add in another 1/3 and whisk unto it has been fully incorporated.
Then go ahead and add in the lemon juice and again, whisk that in until it’s been fully worked in.
Now you can add in the final 1/3 of icing sugar and whisk that until it has been fully incorporated – at any stage during this recipe, you’ll only want to whisk for as long as necessary. This is to prevent beating in too much air, which can make the royal icing much harder to work with.
Give the bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been worked in fully from earlier on.
Then go ahead and add in the glycerine and whisk that in until it’s fully incorporated.
Transfer the royal icing into a suitably sized bowl and cover with clingfilm, ensuring the clingfilm is touching the top of the icing.
I recommend using this within in a couple of days of making it, ensuring its covered with clingfilm and where possible a damp tea towel.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.