[Sca-cooks] Sugar article-- Rose's Sugar Bible was powdered sugar question take 2

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Aug 7 16:03:21 PDT 2006

Confectioners or icing or powdered sugars vary
from manufacturer to manufacturer in the amount of
starch they contain.

Want to know more about modern sugars in general?
One of the best articles (it won prizes) is at

"Rose's Sugar Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Published in; Food Arts Magazine, April 2000

/Sugar 101 Wherein Rose Levy Beranbaum, the high priestess of pastry, 
answers all your questions and learns that the wide, wide world of sugar 
is, indeed, a very, very sweet place to live./


Melissa Carter wrote:
> Well my post didn't finish itself.  My question was how close (or far from)
> period is the powdered sugar we familiar with today to the powdered sugar
> that is mentioned in this particular recipe? (There are a few others as well
> but this one was short and easy to paste.)
> Thank you,
> Hedwig

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