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Seven Minute Frosting I (P, TNT)
Source: Self
Yield: covers top and sides of 2 8"-9" cake layers

2 egg whites
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons cold water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

In the bottom of a double boiler, bring 1" of water to a rapid boil. Place all ingredients except vanilla in the top of the double boiler, not yet over the heat; whisk until well blended.

Place mixture over boiling water. Whisking constantly, cook for seven minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Continue whisking until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

Poster's Notes:
Before the days of easily available powdered sugar, most cakes and cookies were frosted with boiled icing. While such frostings require more work than just tossing butter and powdered sugar into your mixing bowl, they have the virtue of being fat-free and delicious.

Posted by Dotty B., Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A