Friday, October 9, 2009

Seven Minute Frosting

Difficulty: ***

This is a great cake frosting. Just remember it makes ALOT of frosting. Be sure to pile it on the middle.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup cold water
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons light corn syrup or 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In the top of a double broiler combine sugar, cold water, egg whites, corn syrup or cream of tartar, and a dash of salt. Beat 30 seconds on low speed of an electric hand-held mixer, or use a wire whisk. Place over boiling water (upper pan should not touch the water). Cook about 7 minutes while beating constantly until frosting forms stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes or till of spreading consistency. Frost cake.

Variations:

Peppermint-Stick Frosting: substitute 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract instead of vanilla nd garnish with crushed peppermint candies.

Seafoam frosting: use 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar instead of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup cold water instead of a 1/3.
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