Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Tasty Frosting Recipe

My 8 year old daughter has been very interested in cooking lately. We had a lazy, relaxing afternoon today and I asked her what she would like to bake. She promptly said, "Cake with Blue Frosting". I had been eyeing that flour based frosting recipe ever since it floated around the food blogging world, but never had a chance to try it. I was so excited to finally get my chance.
First of all, I was leery of a flour based frosting, and also granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar, but willing to give it a try since I've heard rave reviews. The consistency was similar to buttercream but with a more whipped cream feel to it. I was so excited to taste it.
My daughter and I both agreed it was scrumptious!! And not that much harder to make than regular buttercream. This recipe is definitely a winner in my book. Yum!
*I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen.

Best Frosting Ever
  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)

In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If you're in a hurry, place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.

While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.

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