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    In my kitchen Royal Icing recipe

    • personalised decorated biscuits
    In my kitchen Royal Icing recipe I have written previously, that my adventure with royal icing started with US blogs. Many of them post their recipes, and I often use them. The only problem with them was an US imperial measurement system, which differ from UK imperial. I was used to 1 cup being 250ml. In US system 1 cup equals to 237ml. But I didn't know that back then. This difference (quite small) had tremendous effect in the end. I couldn't get the stiff royal icing. I didn't know why I couldn't get it. What do I do wrong? Only after some time I concluded that ratio between sugar and water had to be wrong. And to stop measuring everything with my eye I...

    Royal icing

    In my kitchen – Royal icing Believe me or not, but just one year ago, I had no idea what royal icing is! Impossible? When i needed some icing I just used powdered sugar and water. All variations were results of using lemon juice or alcohol instead od water. Just it! When I first found this royal icing, I had to firstly discover what was this mysterious meringue powder. And what is it? - you ask. Trivial, it is pasteurized egg white. Just it! All the mystery gone :) And why everyone use it instead of normal egg white? To remove the risk of salmonella. But how do I get it??? Oh right, so I just mix meringue powder with sugar and water and I...

    In my kitchen-Taste a Cookie

    • In my kitchen-Taste a Cookie
    • Snowy gingerbread
    In my kitchen - Taste a Cookie: The beginning From when I remember, I always loved to bake cakes. Various ones: danishes, fruitcakes, maringues and of course cheesecakes. The last one is often very difficult to make and can be frustrating. So why, for nearly a year, I bake only my cookies? Constantly and always the same shortbreads? Just beacause they are the base for all the rest :) which in this case means tons of fun with royal icing! I have never ever seen something like this! OK – I knew that cookies can be decorated in various ways. But it was all the extras that make them look so good. You know: nuts, chocolate, candied fruits and delicacies. I have never seen the...

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