Originally Posted by BakingIrene
Sorry that I am answering this late...I was offline due to the flu.
If I read the first post correctly, most of your stuff did NOT pass through the sieve. So sieve this junk, and discard the powder that passes..because it will have all the cornstarch.
Then you can verify that you have granulated sugar by simply dissolving a teaspoonful in a glass of warm water. If it makes a clear solution, you have no starch. That's the old Aussie test for cornstarch in powdered sugar.
The more I think about this, the more I think that the factory simply mixed granulated sugar with cornstarch. It reminds me of the days when I had to figure out if raw honey had been contaminated by sugar by a farmer who was less of a beekeeper than he should. And YES it did happen, the sugar crystals remained visible under low magnification.
Awww, I'm sorry to hear you were sick. I hope you feel better.
The sugar passed through the sieve, the granules were small enough for that but just too big for something like fondant or gumpaste where even the tiniest amount of grainy-ness would be emphasized. Yeah, I definitely think they mixed granulated sugar and corn starch. Which is kinda stupid in my opinion for something labeled POWDERED sugar. Like who's making these decisions at that company?
Originally Posted by Marianna46
Having lived in Mexico for the last 44 years, I can tell you there are plenty of products you can trust here, Cakepro. 10X is 10X here, there and everywhere. I'll bet the bag didn't say 10X on it. I've bought 10X sugar here for years (by the kilo at my cake supply store, so I'm not sure what brand it is), but if the bag doesn't say 10X, it probably isn't.
I agree with the posters who said to use what you had as regular sugar (by weight) factoring in the cornstarch content. Of course, since you were able to exchange it for what you wanted, this is now a moot question!
The manager gave me a new bag so i still have the old sugar sitting around here looking at me. LOL. My bag said 10X. I initially thought it was just a mislabeled bag, but seeing as Cakepro also had the same issue, they must just be mixing granulated sugar and cornstarch not realizing that the uses for powdered sugar require it to be, well, powdered. Probably no caker working in that factory. I wouldn't say all PS products from Mexico are crap, maybe just this company giving others a bad name.
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes
i got some cheap granulated sugar from restaurant depot that was made in Mexico. It was so coarse! It made the best butter cookies, so tender and just out of this world. I was eating them like chips
, I think I gained 15 pounds that week. I admit that I would be horrified if I had the powdered sugar equivalent! Not in my icing, thankyouverymuch!
This made me LOL!