confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar

: a refined finely powdered sugar

Examples of confectioners' sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turn the mixer to low, gradually add the confectioners' sugar, then beat at medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy. Ina Garten, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2022 Immediately, before ganache sets, pipe parallel lines of confectioners' sugar mixture about 1 inch apart on entire cake, stopping just short of edge. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 To make the filling, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 Dust with confectioners' sugar just prior to serving. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 Spread the top with toasted almonds and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar., 9 Nov. 2021 In a bowl, stir the confectioners' sugar and lime juice until the mixture is smooth and spreadable., 22 June 2021 Dust with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with maple syrup and serve. Makes about 6 servings. Kelly Brant, Arkansas Online, 3 Nov. 2021 Arrange the squares on a platter and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar., 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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17 Aug 2022

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“Confectioners' sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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