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Boiled Frosting

Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
  Egg whites 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

In a saucepan heat sugar and water gently until sugar is dissolved.
Dissolve cream of tartar in 1 teaspoon water, add to sugar syrup, cover and bring to a boil.
Boil 2 minutes, remove the lid, insert sugar thermometer and boil sugar syrup steadily without stirring to 240°F.
Meanwhile beat egg whites until they hold a stiff peak.
Stop syrup cooking by dipping the base of the pan in cold water.
Then, holding the pan well above the egg whites, pour in the hot syrup in a steady stream, beating continuously.
Beat until the mixture holds its shape and is no longer glossy.
Add vanilla and spread quickly over cake with a palette knife in bold, sweeping strokes, because the frosting sets quickly.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Sugar

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