Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Seven-Minute Frosting

295.  Seven-Minute Frosting is one delightful and light frosting for any cake.  It is butter/dairy free and enhances every cake frosted.  it has a light marshmallow quality and it's color is white as snow.
Seven-Minute Frosting

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 egg whites
14 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring about 3 inches of water to an active simmer in the bottom of a double boiler or a medium saucepan.  Meanwhile in the top of the double boiler or in a heat proof bowl that will fit snugly over the saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, egg whites, salt and cream of tartar.  Beat with a mixer at low speed for 1 minute until the mixture is pale yellow and very foamy.  Place the pan or bowl over the simmering water and beat at high speed for 7 to 14 minutes or more, until the frosting becomes white, thick, and shiny, and triples in volume.  Conintue beating until the frosting forms firm peaks and loses some of its shine.  Remove the frosting from the heat, add the vanilla and continue beating for 2 minutes more.  Spread quickly on cooled layer cake or up to 4 dozen cupcakes.
You will make this a "go-to" recipe time after time.
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” 
― D. Barry

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