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Old 12-28-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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My filling is too sugary (grainy), why?

Can anyone tell me why when I make this filling it turns grainy. The recipe calls for crisco, sugar, butter, 1 egg white, vanilla and a little hot milk. directions are to beat well. I do this but it never turns out smooth, always grainy. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 12-28-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Is it grainy AFTER you cook it? It's going to be grainy right after you make it as there is nothing to melt the sugar.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Can you post the complete instructions please?
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:17 PM   #4
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What is this "filling" for? What is the direction for its preparation? Is it just mixing all the ingredients together and that's all? As Kitchenelf suggested, this way sugar will not be dissolved sufficiently. One thing I can suggest is to use powdered sugar for a smoother texture.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:44 PM   #5
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I would guess it is some sort of icing. I'd think the butter and crisco needs to be creamed very will with the sugar and then everything else incorporated. The sugar has to "go" somewhere.
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:15 PM   #6
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Are you using granulated sugar or powdered sugar?
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:10 PM   #7
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Yep more info needed.... recipe please.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:05 PM   #8
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This reminds me of a the filling for Twinkies!

Try using 10X instead of granualted sugar.

Or, you could dissolve the sugar you are using in the hot milk...

I'd go with the 10X, personally.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:10 PM   #9
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The recipe does not say to cook it.
I think I will try using powdered sugar.
Thanks for all the help.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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Try creaming the butter and sugar as I mentioned. I don't think anyone questioned whether it should be "cooked" so that is not a problem. Can you post the recipe--it could really help.
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