Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bake Me A Christmas: Gingerbread House - Recipe for Royal Icing

Many people have asked what icing is best for making gingerbread houses... While it is very tempting to go to the grocery store and purchase canned frosting, nothing beats homemade! 

Here is a great frosting that will keep the walls of your gingerbread house up so you can admire and, of course, devour!!

Royal Icing: 
3 egg whites
1 (1 lb) package of powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
**Food coloring (if desired)

In a medium bowl, combine first 3 ingredients. 
Beat at low speed with an electric mixture, until blended. Increase speed to high, and beat 8 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture holds a peak. 

Separate into bowls and add food coloring.

BEHIND THE APRON TIP: Cover with a damp cloth when not using the frosting! Pin It

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