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post #1 of 42
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does antonias icing recipe have a sort of a very mild bitter taste to it? i just made it for the first time and it is not nearly as sweet as i thought it would of been. i did all my measurment right...
post #2 of 42
Thread Starter 
ok, i am bumping myself, b/c i am still curious to know if i did it right... anyone?
post #3 of 42
I have not looked at the recipe so I don't know if it calls for Crisco but if it does a bunch of us were having problems with our icing because of the Crisco shortening. There must have been some bad batches going around because it made the icing taste bitter and smelled rancid. If it did not call for Crisco then I'm sorry I have no idea.
post #4 of 42
Some people taste the slight bitterness that comes from the meringue powder in icing. Blended with the cookie, it often goes away.

If I don't need white/white, I almost always add vanilla to icing.
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post #5 of 42
Thread Starter 
no crisco in the recipe, but thanks dolphin.
joanne- OK, maybe that is what i am tasting then icon_smile.gif i thought abotu adding vanilla, but i wasnt sure if it would mess up the recipe. i think i might add it now though icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 42
You can add any kind of extract to any royal icing recipe to enhance the flavor -- but not any flavored oils. Oil of any kind breaks it down. I have my own flavor combos I like on certain cookies and they all taste great. People eat them and wonder why they taste so good (because I made them, DUH! icon_rolleyes.gif)
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post #7 of 42
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LOL Bob, you DUh comment tripped me out! icon_lol.gif
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Bob, I had to laugh at that comment! My MIL sampled my banana bread and almost pooped her pants. She said it was way better than hers. I had to almost clamp my hand over my mouth to keep from telling her "That's because I'm a waaaaayyy better cook than you!" Then when she said, "I mean, I make banana bread, but it doesn't taste this 'banana-y' what do you do?" "Um...ever heard of FLAVORING?" No disrespect intended to her by saying that!! Some people just don't understand that you can add these things to your cooking to make them... TA-DA *taste good*!!
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post #9 of 42
I can testify that it tastes fine on the cookies. I posted about this long ago because I couldn't stand the smell of the icing while I was making it, must be the meringue powder. It will be fine on the cookies. icon_smile.gif I tried adding flavoring, a ton of it, and it did not change the flavor one bit, to my disappointment. I guess trying to add flavoring to RI is not the same as BC.
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post #10 of 42
Thank goodness for a thread like this because I've been wanting to shout - I HATE MERINGUE POWDER!!!!

I made Antonia's icing and absolutely LOVE the consistency of it, but could not stand the bitter taste left by the meringue powder (I dipped a spoon into it before I took it off the KA). I added more and more vanilla and couldn't get that bitterness out of it.

I am so glad to know it will taste fine on the cookies - I was hoping, paired with MMF, that it would.

icon_lol.gif THANK YOU ALL! icon_lol.gif

ps. icon_wink.gif to Bob & Melvira, the same thing happened with DM and my brownies... I'm ashamed to say my chest puffed up a bit when she said they were the BEST she'd ever tasted, better than hers... she's my toughest critic and the hardest EVER to get a compliment out of!
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post #11 of 42
Hi,
I know Antonia74 uses flavored meringue powder. Try PM'ing her for the brand..I looked for it around here, and can't find it. I always add lemon extract, and it tastes great!!
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post #12 of 42
Antonia74 is in Canada, so we are going to have to start importing her yummy meringue powder!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 42
Are meringue powders not all created equal??
I use wilton's and with extra flavoring(almond or vanilla) I don't find it bitter.
post #14 of 42
Maybe I had a bad batch then. I bought mine from a cake supply shop that had rebagged the powder into smaller bags. Maybe it went bad or something. I added a ton of vanilla flavoring to mine and all it did was give an alcohol taste to the icing. LOL! Maybe that's why everyone like my cookies that time, they were all drunk!

Hey mitsel8, how much extract do you add to your recipe?
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post #15 of 42
MichelleM77-
I use Antonia74's recipe which takes 5T meringue powder.
I've only used Wilton's, I would love to know about the other brands.
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