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Old 10-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Maltodextrins in icing recipe?

What would be the purpose of the maltodextrins content in an icing recipe?

The entire recipe is as follows: natural yogurt [whey solids, yogurt powder (milk and yogurt culture)], cornstarch, maltodextrins, peanut butter powder, guar gum.

Yes, it is missing powdered sugar. It's a "royal icing" recipe that purposely isn't sweet. For dog treats, specifically.

Are the maltodextrins to add sweetness or is there another purpose?

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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It prevents sugar crystallization.
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Just noticed you said it has no sugar in it. Sorry didn't read properly. It's also used as a thickening agent. It doesn't add sweetness so I guess that's why they used it.
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Oh, for bulking? Does that mean they don't have to add as many of the other, more expensive ingredients or does it contribute to the hard royal icing type consistency in the end?
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It's made from starch so yes it does. I guess you could but I'm not sure what quantities you would use. I would suggest you look for a few recipes online and see which one has the cheapest ingredients.
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