confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar

: a refined finely powdered sugar

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In large bowl, with mixer at medium-high speed, beat butter and confectioners' sugar 5 minutes or until fluffy. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have," 30 Mar. 2015 Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice (add additional juice if necessary). Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Mini Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cakes," 14 Apr. 2015 Crust: Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until blended. Woman's Day, "Cappuccino Cheesecake Squares," 1 Jan. 2012 Sift in confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder then gently whisk together to combine until firm peaks form - the color will be a grainy cocoa color as the cocoa doesn't dissolve straight away. Fox News, "Gail Simmons' Holiday Desserts," 10 Dec. 2010 Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter, and remaining orange-juice mixture and orange zest. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Orange Chiffon Cake with Buttermilk Ice Cream," 27 Feb. 2013 Frosting: Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, water and extract in a medium-size bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute until fluffy. Woman's Day, "Easter Orange-Chiffon Cake," 30 Dec. 2011 Make glaze: In medium bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, reserved lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon water until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemony Ricotta Pillows," 3 Dec. 2015 In a large bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar with mixer on high speed until stiff, billowy peaks form when beaters are lifted. Woman's Day, "Chocolate-Raspberry Trifle," 1 Feb. 2012

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First Known Use of confectioners' sugar

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of confectioners' sugar was circa 1889

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