Recipe by Chef Hels

From the Daily Telegraph's Weekend supplement (31/12/05, UK) As I discovered last Christmas, you *can't* put royal icing directly on to a Christmas cake because it goes all soggy! I haven't made this recipe yet as I only found it too late. You might be able to use something like vanilla-flavoured Angel Delight or some other mousse-y mix that you make up with a pint or so of milk if you can't get custard powder

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the semolina with the icing sugar and custard powder.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white and mix into the dry ingredients along with the flavouring until you get a firm paste.
  3. Wrap in clingfilm to prevent it drying out until ready to use.

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