Recipe by Grandma Deb
This is a simple recipe to use when you are long on time and short on powdered sugar. The secret to no lumps is to use a low heat when whisking the four and milk.
- 1 cup milk, divided
- 3 teaspoons flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, room temperature
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small sauce pan, combine 1/2 c milk and flour. Over low heat, whisk together to remove lumps from flour. When mixture is smooth, add in sugar and remaining milk. Continue to whisk and increase heat to medium. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to whisk for one minute. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Place plastic wrap over top to prevent a 'skin' from forming. Let cool completely (may place in refrigerator).
- When mixture is cool, combine butter or margarine and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Beat well till combined. Add flour/sugar/milk mixture along with salt and vanilla and beat well.