This little cooking tidbit makes me very excited! I believe I had heard this tip before, but until Theresa reminded me in a recent post comment, I had forgotten to try it.
Did you know that you can make your own unprocessed powdered sugar from sucanat? Uh-huh, it’s true!!!
I have been using an organic, unbleached powdered sugar as a slightly healthier alternative to regular powdered sugar. At least it is organic and at least it has not been bleached. But still…there are not many nutrients left in this type.
But if you make your own powdered sugar from sucanat, you’ve got a much healthier powdered sugar. And would you like me to tell you how EASY it is to make powdered sugar?? Here, let me show you…
You need two things: A Blender and Sucanat
Put no more than two cups of sucanat in your blender at one time. I poured in four cups the first time I tried and it took forever to get it all “powdered”. Two cups at a time actually saves time, even if you need more than two cups of powdered sugar for a recipe.
Put the lid on your blender (always a good idea, right?). Blend up the sucanat for just a few seconds until it turns powdery.
Check out what happens when you take the lid off the blender. They don’t call it powdered sugar for nothin’…
And there you have it…homemade powdered sugar from sucanat.
I have only used this powdered sugar to make a chocolate fudge frosting (and yes, I’ll be sharing the recipe). I would imagine it will work for other recipes, but I’m pretty sure the frosting won’t ever be the color white. :) Wowza, I can not wait to experiment with more recipes using homemade powdered sugar. Look out everyone!
(Actually, the recipes may be few and far between. My family really doesn’t need to be eating that much sugar, even if it is healthier!)
So, what do ya think? What can we make with our homemade powdered sugar???
Recipes we’ve created so far to use with your Sucanat Powdered Sugar…