As this is a white sugar it should only be eaten in moderation as it falls in the discretionary food basket. It contains 403 calories per 100g.
Cooking with confectioners sugar
Although they can be used interchangeably and substituted be careful not to add too much icing sugar mixture as it will thicken your recipes.
How to make it at home
To make your own confectioners sugar at home simply add a small amount of cornflour to pure icing sugar.
How to use confectioners sugar
Perfect Buttercream Icing
Beat up a batch of this best-ever buttercream icing to top off your perfect cake.
250 g unsalted butter, chopped, softened
3 cups (500 g) icing sugar mixture, sifted
2 tbsp milk
- Put butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium, using the paddle attachment, until pale and fluffy.
- Add ½ the icing sugar and beat on low until combined.
- Add milk and remaining sugar, then beat on low until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until pale and fluffy.