Buttercream Icing

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Description[edit]

Buttercream Icing [1] [2] is a creamy smooth frosting, great for decorating.

Ingredients[edit]

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 5/8 cup sweet butter, softened
  • flavouring; common: vanilla extract (optional: Kahlua, or Grand Marnier)

Procedures[edit]

Blend the first 3 listed ingredients, then put them in a double boiler to heat. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and whip for a marshmallow consistency. Whip the butter. Take the whipped first 3 ingredients, continue to whip, and slowly blend the whipped butter into it. Season the buttercream icing with any one of the listed flavourings.


References[edit]

  1. Brown, Edward Espe (1986). 25th Anniversary Edition the Tassajara Bread Book. Shambhala Publications, Inc.. pp. 138. ISBN 9781570620898. 
  2. Country Woman Christmas Annual. Taste of Home. 1997. pp. 35. http://http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Gingerbread-Cookies-with-Buttercream-Icing.