This extra-fine (10x) Powdered Sugar is produced by milling granulated white sugar until it reaches an extremely fine-textured powder consistency.
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Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Sugar, IP cornstarch.
Powdered Sugar (also known as confectioner’s or icing sugar) is made by milling granulated white sugar until it reaches an extremely fine, powdery consistency. Cornstarch is generally added to improve flowing ability and prevent clumping. Powdered Sugar is available in varying degrees of fineness, the most common of which are XXX, XXXX and 10X, with 10X (such as our Powdered Sugar) being the finest.
Powdered Sugar is most commonly used in confectionary and baking, where it is the preferred sugar for making icings and for dusting onto finished baked goods for sweetness and decoration. However, in industrial food production, it is often used where a quick-dissolving sugar is required.
White sugar, made up of more than 99% pure sucrose, is derived from sugarcane and sugar beets through heat extraction. This produces “raw” sugar that still contains some molasses color and flavor. From this point, it is further processed to remove the molasses, producing the refined white sugar that is most commonly used in a variety of food and drinks today.
Refined sugar was only accessible to the wealthy before the 18th century. The British dominated the sugar industry, which drove them to the Americas, as well as many tropical countries, where sugarcane plantations became a major overseas commodity, introducing the trade triangle that intensified slave trade.
In 1801, the first European beet sugar factory was established, making domestic production popular and accessible to the masses, and inevitably making sugar a household staple.
Today, roughly 70% of sugar is derived from sugar cane in tropical countries and 30% is derived from beets, mainly in Europe and North America. Several large sugar refineries have been built in the Middle East and North Africa, but the majority of refineries are still in North America and Europe.
Pecan Snowball Cookies
Infused with our Pecan Meal and almond extract, these tender-textured cookies are a deliciously nutty treat. Finished with a quick toss in powdered sugar, they pair wonderfully with a cup of piping-hot tea on a snowy winter day.