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Simple Seven Minute Icing

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Ingredients
  Egg white 1
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Grains of salt To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Put all ingredients, except vanilla, in top of double boiler, over boiling water.
(Upper pan should not touch surface of water.) Beat with rotary beater for 7 minutes, or with an electric beater for 4 minutes, or until icing is stiff enough to stand in peaks.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
If any graininess appears, add a few drops of lemon juice and continue beating until smooth.
Spread on cake immediately.
Makes enough for sides and top of two 8-inch layers.
For a 3-layer cake, double the recipe.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled

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