Thursday, January 31, 2013

Powdered Sugar-Free Vanilla Frosting... YUP!

So, if you are in a pinch and you need frosting... like... NOW, this recipe is great.
I needed a delicious frosting for my cake... but... I didn't have any powdered sugar. So... what did I do? I Googled. Obviously. I searched for substitutions, and came up with a solution. This frosting is not only easy, but its super-yummy!
2 Tbsp. flour
3/4 c. milk
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
What to do:
1.) In a medium saucepan, add a small amount of the milk to the flour, and stir to make a smooth paste.
2.) Add the remaining milk, and cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until it boils and thickens. (It will thicken into a big ol' glob.)

3.) Let it cool.
4.) In the meantime, cream the butter using medium speed with your hand mixer.
5.) Gradually add your sugar and salt. Beat well.
6.) Add your cooled milk mixture.
7.) Beat until light and fluffy.
8.) Add the vanilla.
9.) Stir everything together real well, one good time.
10.) Now, at this point you are done- unless you want to color it. Which I did. :) If you want to also, then now is the time to add your food coloring!
11.) Now, stir it up and you are ready to frost your cake!

1 comment:

  1. Can the left over icing be frozen or do i have to throw it away?