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xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:56:59 pm »

I have used xylitol with great success when baking however I haven't tried it as icing sugar, has anyone else?, would love to know your ideas x

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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 01:04:41 pm »
Quirky Jo will probably be the best person to answer this question but I googled it and came up with one question & answer which may help.  It is from this website http://www.xylitolforyou.com/FAQ.html

Q20: I made a fudge with xylitol, and it turned out gritty. Cake incing also has gritty texture. How do I prevent this?

A: I don't know the recipe you used for fudge, so I can't help much with that question. However, are you using the recipes in my cookbook for cake icing? If so, I can offer you some suggestions to try. Either buy the powdered xylitol commercially, or finely grind it in a blender or vita-mix machine, and sift it before using it in your recipes. Also, gradually (a couple of tablespoons at a time) beat the powdered xylitol into the butter, making sure that the xylitol is fully incorporated before adding additional amounts of it. If the icing seems too dry while you are making it, add small amounts of the liquid in the recipe (usually milk and/or flavorings) gradually between additions of powdered xylitol in order to keep the consistency correct. I hope these suggestions help.
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 02:44:29 am »
Judy, you are our very own encyclopedia.
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 03:50:41 am »
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 04:07:12 am »
Good answer JD!  I don't actually use xylitol - I prefer Rapadura - yummy flavour and lots of goodness  :)
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 08:27:00 am »
Thanks everyone, and yes Judy google is also my friend.  :D  I stay away from rapadura as it effects my sons blood sugar levels too much he has type 1 diabetes.  I find with xylitolit is a great substitute  even though it is a little more expensive.
Thanks again x

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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 11:55:12 am »
Ah, yes, xylitol is good for diabetics.  Did you figure out the icing?
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 03:54:25 am »
I am going to buy aother bulk lot and give some a go.  I can powder as much I need for the Thermomix to do it's work then just try a little made up into icing.  I will keep you posted x

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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 09:56:36 am »
I used alot of xylitol in cooking and baking too

I am a newbie with Thermomix

Xlear Naturally Sweet make and Xyltiol icing sugar mixture..I find it very sweet, so I use less than what a recipe is called for. Hope this helps
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Re: xylitol: can I use it to make icing sugar?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 11:36:23 pm »
Please remember that xylitol is fatal for dogs.
 Don't let them eat any in cooking and be careful if you have bulk quantities in the pantry.
It is a very painful way for them to die and there is very little vets can do to help them.
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