I am always trying to improve my recipes and my icing for my Empire Biscuits just wasn’t right, so I decided it needed to be a bit harder and went for Royal Icing. Turned out this is much better as it goes hard pretty quick. Good if you want to decorate them.
Makes enough for a 20cm Cake or 12 biscuits.
400g Icing Sugar
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp water
- Using a whisk, bring the egg whites to a frothy consistency
- A little at a time spoon in the icing sugar (& yes it WILL go everywhere, this was my kitchen worktop after….lol)
- Add the little water and whisk until you get stiff peaks.
- Now you are ready to use. At this point you can use food colouring and colour to decorate your biscuits of cake.
I made some Scottish Empire Biscuits using my trusty Recipe.