1

When making treats, I try to make them as appealing as possible and like to decorate them. I have been looking for an icing recipe that can be used for decoration that doesn't include sugar. Most of the ones I have found call for yogurt, however they do not harden. I recently purchased a mix which was yogurt based which worked really well however could get costly if I do a lot of treats. I was wondering if I used a royal icing recipe and substituted the confectioner's sugar in the recipe with yogurt powder, would it work?

  • I'm tempted to say: there's only one way to find out! – ElendilTheTall Feb 7 '14 at 14:07
  • 1
    Sorry Pat, long time ago this community decided that pet food questions are off-topic. I personally disagree and find your question reasonable, but I am bound by the existing policy and have to close the question :( For what it's worth, I would say that the answer is no - it doesn't matter that they look similar, yogurt powder and sugar powder have completely different physical properties and won't behave the same way in a recipe. You cannot use them as substitutes. I can't tell you how to develop a suitable glaze, but just using yogurt in a sugar recipe won't work. – rumtscho Feb 7 '14 at 14:17
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about creating food for pets, not for humans. Here the relevant Meta thread, meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1108/…. – rumtscho Feb 7 '14 at 14:17
  • 1
    Couldn't we convert this question so it is for humans (and dogs) too? – Mien Feb 7 '14 at 14:30
  • 1
    I edited the question to remove the referral to pets. I think that pets or no, it's an interesting substitution idea. – SourDoh Feb 7 '14 at 17:41
-1

I wonder what those yogurt covered peanut contain? They are sweet but a similar setting agent minus the sugar might do the trick? e.g Agar agar

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.