Grandmother's Seven Minute Frosting
This Grandmother’s seven minute frosting recipe is a fluffy, light frosting that is perfect for icing cakes or cupcakes. The interesting part about this frosting recipe compared with other kinds, is that it doesn’t contain any butter or cream. Instead, it relies on the structure of whipped egg whites and sugar. Essentially, this seven-minute frosting is a very creamy meringue mixture. Instead of baking the meringues into a crisp consistency in the oven, however, the egg whites are beaten continuously over a water bath until thickened. The water bath helps as much with the structure and glossiness of the frosting as it does with gently cooking the egg whites, so they are safe to consume. Although you may prefer to replace granulated white sugar with a more natural sweetener, it is necessary to obtain the stiff, glossy nature of this quick icing recipe. Continuously beating the sugar into the egg whites allows the granular sugar to dissolve into the egg whites and stiffen them to a very fluffy consistency.
Makes enough to frost two 9 inch cakes.
This is a printable recipe.
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons cold water
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Either use a double boiler or a heat proof dish that you can place over a saucepan of boiling water.
Combine all the ingredients except the vanilla into the oven proof bowl. Place the bowl over the boiling water.
Beat constantly on medium speed, using an electric mixer, until the frosting forms stiff but moist peaks.
This will take about 7 minutes.
Once you have reached the desired consistency, remove from the heat and fold in the vanilla.
Frost your cake right away while the frosting is fluffy.
This type of frosting stiffens as it sits and is best used the day it is made.
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Nutrition Facts for: Grandmother's Seven Minute Frosting From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water, egg whites, pure vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for ONE full recipe which is enough to frost TWO 9-inch cake rounds. * Per Recipe:Calories 1190, Calories from Fat 2, Total Fat 0.2g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 394mg 16%, Potassium 231mg 7%, Carbohydrates 301.5g 100%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 301.2g, Protein 10.8g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 1%
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