If you’re craving something sweet and run out of powdered sugar for your baked treats or frostings, did you know that you can make your own in a pinch with other ingredients you already have in the house? Here’s how:
For just over 1 cup of powdered sugar, put 1 cup of regular white granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a blender or food processor and blend for 30 seconds or until powdered.
Most commercial powdered sugar has a bit of cornstarch in it to help with a better texture so adding a bit to your own mixture goes a long way to replicate the real thing. This technique works well in smaller quantities of 1-2 cups so keep your batches small and you’ll have powdered sugar whenever you need it.
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