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Everything you wanted to know about powdered sugar


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Thanks for all the suggestions! I doubt it was the bowl since I tried it numerous times (emptied bowl, rinsed, remixed... and also tried another batch in a different bowl!)

The sugar was stored in its plastic bag with a clip over the opening.. but air exposure and picking up off tastes is still a possibility. The only thing is that the sugar at my MIL's had the EXACT same off taste (I'm betting hers had been there for a while too). Can sugar or corn starch oxydize over time?

Either that or it's the brand and I'd never noticed it because my preparations always called mor icing sugar as a relatively minor component, whereas here it was to be the star of the show...

So everybody's comfindent that with normal icing sugar, you're just supposed to get a nice unctuous, sugary taste?

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Thanks for all the suggestions! I doubt it was the bowl since I tried it numerous times (emptied bowl, rinsed, remixed... and also tried another batch in a different bowl!)

The sugar was stored in its plastic bag with a clip over the opening.. but air exposure and picking up off tastes is still a possibility. The only thing is that the sugar at my MIL's had the EXACT same off taste (I'm betting hers had been there for a while too). Can sugar or corn starch oxydize over time?

Either that or it's the brand and I'd never noticed it because my preparations always called mor icing sugar as a relatively minor component, whereas here it was to be the star of the show...

So everybody's confident that with normal icing sugar, you're just supposed to get a nice unctuous, sugary taste?

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