Italian meringue buttercream
Precautions when working with cooked sugar
Be extremely careful when working with cooked sugar. Along with your mise-en-place, have a metal bowl of very cold ice water on your work station before starting to cook the sugar mixture. If sugar syrup falls on your skin, do NOT try to rub it off with your hand or using a towel. This will remove the syrup and your skin with it. Instead, immerse your hand into the cold ice water bath, and immediately see your doctor or go to the emergency. The severity of the burn depends on the temperature of the cooked sugar syrup.
Note that after about 4 minutes of cooking at medium heat, the temperature of the sugar mixture has reached 107 deg. C.
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