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Basic Seven Minute Frosting
  • 2 - egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups - sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - light corn syrup OR 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cups - cold water
  • 1 dashes - salt
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Seven Minute Frosting
  • 3 squares - 1 oz. each unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • Coconut Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups - moist, shredded cconut
  • Harvest Moon Frosting
  • 1 cups - brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups - toasted almonds
  • Ivory Frosting
  • 1/4 cups - brown sugar
  • Peppermint Frosting
  • - pink food coloring
  • - a few drops oil of peppermint
  • Pineapple Parfait Frosting
  • 1/3 cups - syrup from canned pineapple
  • 1 teaspoons - grated lemon peel
  • - drained spoon-sized pineapple cubes, for garnish
  • Directions:

    Basic Frosting:

    Place egg whites, sugar, corn syrup (or cream of tartar), cold water, and salt into double boiler; mix thoroughly. Cook, beating constantly with rotary or electric beater until mixture forms peaks, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and beat until of spreading consistency.

    Chocolate Frosting: Add melted, cooled chocolate squares to frosting just before spreading on cake. Fold in; do not beat.

    Coconut Frosting: Frost cake with basic frosting; sprinkle coconut over top at once; (toast or tint the coconut first, if desired).

    Harvest Moon Frosting: Substitute 1 cup brown sugar for the sugar; omit corn syrup; reduce water to 1/4 cup. Add almonds.

    Ivory Frosting: Substitute 1/4 cup brown sugar for 1/4 cup of sugar.

    Peppermint Frosting: Color one recipe of basic frosting shell pink and add a few drops oil of peppermint.

    Pineapple Parfait Frosting: Substitute syrup from canned pineapple for water. Omit vanilla extract and add grated lemon peel instead. Garnish with drained pineapple cubes.

    Brief Description

    Basic vanilla frosting recipe with variations for chocolate, coconut, ivory, peppermint, or pineapple frosting.

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    Category:  Frostings

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


    Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book

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    Posted On:

    October 24, 2018

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