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Powdered Egg Whites / Dried Egg Whites

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focioncroci Jan 19, 2013 12:55 AM

Hello! My sister is trying to bake macaraons and one recipe calls for powdered egg whites. Does anyone know where I can find this?

Thank you so much! This is a very finicky cookie.

  1. sunshine842 Jan 19, 2013 01:27 AM

    in the baking section with the flours. If not there, Wilton makes meringue powder (its other name) -- anywhere cake supplies are sold.

    But given their lackluster performance in other uses, there is no way I would try to make macarons with them -- powdered egg whites give you a rather flaccid meringue that will not give you the right results.

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      Blueicus Jan 19, 2013 02:30 AM

      Barring a bulk food store you can get them at gourmet warehouse on east Hastings. As for making macarons with them, its entirely possible (we use them sometimes at the restaurant to make macarons) but being a pasteurized product you just have to know how to deal with them.

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      1. re: Blueicus
        sunshine842 Jan 19, 2013 03:54 AM

        could you expand on "know how to deal with them", please?

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        Georgia Strait Jan 19, 2013 12:27 PM

        doesn't Michaels (the big box craft store - there's one in Park Royal, another near Park & Tilford, another one on Alberni near Coast restaurant) have that Wilton line (meringue powder)?

        maybe Wm Sonoma on S Granville?

        i have never used powdered egg whites for macaroons (1 always real egg whites at room temp w/ some cream of tartar powder) - so i did a quick google - here is one interesting thread http://www.taste.com.au/forums/viewto...

        1. KarenDW Jan 19, 2013 07:44 PM

          Galloways, in Richmond or in Burnaby. Call first to inquire as to current inventory.

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