2000s Recipes + Menus

Citrus Icing

MakesAbout 3 cups
  • Active Time:15 min
  • Start to Finish:15 min
Fresh orange and lemon juices lend this simple icing a lovely zing, and the addition of powdered egg whites helps it set, allowing you to create a host of intricate designs.
December 2007
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, strained
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 1 (1-lb) box confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons powdered egg whites (not reconstituted) such as Just Whites
  • Beat together all ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  • At high speed, continue to beat until icing is thick and holds soft peaks, about 3 minutes in a stand mixer or 10 with a handheld. If not using immediately, cover surface with a dampened paper towel, then cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
Cooks’ note: Icing can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, its surface covered with a dampened paper towel and bowl covered tightly with plastic wrap.
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