Gingerbread house and royal icing

moparpete, Dec 19, 2:21am
U all wise cooks do you have tried,tested,royal icing recipe to glue gingerbread house together. It's my first time doing it, baked the house just now wanting a royal icing recipe which will set real quickly,rock hard.I know there heaps out there in google but me being a novice in this department really needs some good tips on this one. Thanks in advance.


nauru, Dec 19, 6:12am
This is the recipe that I have been using for years. It's from my UK Bero book. Don't add the glycerine as that keeps the icing soft.
Royal Icing
1 kg (2 lb) icing sugar
5 medium egg whites
2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp) lemon juice for firm icing OR 2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp) glycerine may be added to keep icing soft.
Sufficient for top of 20-23 cm (8-9 inch) cake. Lightly beat egg whites with glycerine or lemon juice. Sieve icing sugar, add half to egg whites, beat well. Add remainder of sugar gradually stirring well until stiff enough to stand in peaks in the bowl.

fifie, Mar 25, 4:03pm
Watched Mary Berry on tv doing this one, looked quite easy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mary_berrys_gingerbread_91126

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