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Powdered Egg Whites

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A.K.A

meringue powder

What is it?

Pasteurized and dried egg whites (meringue powder also contains sugar and additives), powdered egg white is convenient–it requires no refrigeration and has a long shelf life–and it eliminates the risk of salmonella, especially useful in uncooked preparations like royal icing.

Kitchen math:

2 Tbs. reconstituted powdered egg whites = 3 large fresh egg whites

Don’t have it?

You can use fresh or pastuerized egg whites instead.

How to choose:

Look for powdered egg whites in the baking section of the supermarket.

How to prep:

For most cooking the powdered egg whites must be reydrated, usually in warm water; follow package of recipes directions.

How to store:

Store in a cool, dry, place.

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