[Sca-cooks] ground powder sugar

Gretchen Beck cmupythia at cmu.edu
Wed Jan 25 15:01:40 PST 2012

I don't know about the smell, but most store-bought confectioners sugar contains cornstarch as an anti-caking agent. Various websites suggest this affects the taste, and it probably has some affect on the smell as well.

toodles, margaret
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In my blog: Medieval Spanish Chef, entry: "Azúcar en polvo" on 20 Jan, I
instruct that we can make poweder sugar in the food processer
but I am with you about the taste.

Katherine wrote:

> I always find that blender ground powder sugar has a distinct sort of
> metallic taste (in different blenders even).  I wonder if I am overheating
> the sugar.  Any pointers?
The store bought stuff is so much fluffier and good smelling.
Why is that?
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