Meringue powder might not be a staple in your pantry, but if you’re a baker, maybe it should be. The powdered egg white product is a key ingredient in things like royal icing and can be used to make angel food cakes, as well as in other baking projects. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) I go over All You Need to Know About Meringue Powder in a new post. Head over there to get the full details about this ingredient and how to use it.
I will say here that I think it’s a great ingredient to have on hand in your pantry, even if you don’t use it regularly. Since it has a long shelf life, a small container will go a long way and open you up to projects (such as royal icing cookies) that you might not ordinarily try. It’s not usually in stock at grocery stores, but it is easy to find at craft stores with large cake/cookie decorating sections and at kitchen specialty stores.