Seven Minute Icing
|Confectioners sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted|
|Cream of tartar||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Tablespoon|
|Water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
1. In top of double boiler, combine egg whites, confectioners' sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and water.
2. With portable electric mixer, beat about 1 minute, to combine ingredients.
3. Cook over rapidly boiling water (water in bottom should not touch top of double boiler), beating constantly, about 7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form when beaters are slowly raised.
4. Remove from boiling water. Continue beating until frosting is thick enough to spread—about 1 minute.