Thursday, August 7, 2008

Frosting - two recipes


1 cup sugar
1 egg white unbeaten
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon white Karo
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Place sugar, egg, water, Karo in top of a double broiler over rapidly boiling water. Beat until it will hold a peak. Remove from heat, add vanilla and salt. Continue to beat till it gets that frosting consistency.

BUTTER FROSTING - my personal favorite and my kids love it on everything, cake, cookies, graham crackers,etc...

1 lb. box confectioners sugar
1/4 lb. soft butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Cream 1/3 of sugar with butter and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Blend vanilla, tablespoons milk, and remaining milk into mixture. Gradually stir remaining milk into frosting till you get the consistency you like. Spread on cake.

1 comment:

Patti said...

I've finally, after many tries, gotten the consistency of my butter cream frosting right! My kids still laugh about the smiley-face cake I made for my father-in-law with pools of deep yellow frosting sagging around the pained expression. After reading about your grandmother's cakes, I get a sense for your love of color!
close your eyes and the fat grams don't count,