Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
A good friend passed this recipe to me back in the early 80's. I was so impressed with the flavor and texture that I had to have the recipe. It taste and looks like whipped cream. "Give it a try and see if I lie." Please follow the directions...and it is regular granulated sugar...not powdered...=)
- 1 cup milk
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup margarine (or 1/2 cup margarine & 1/2 cup shortening)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix the first three ingredients together in a sauce pan.
- Cook over Medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Cream sugar, shortening (margarine) and vanilla.
- Add cooled flour/milk mixture by the spoonful beating after each spoonful.
- Frost Cake.
I was intrigues by this recipe, so I had to try it. GREAT recipe, if you need frosting on the fly, with ingredients you keep on hand. I was surprised, and happy with the flavor, which was a lot like cool whip. I used this to frost Great Lemon Cake and it was the perfect compliment. It really does work, if you follow the directions, as written! Thanks for sharing, TeresaS.
This was delicious and really fun to make - next time I'll make it with my 6 year old daughter. I think "PrimQuilter's" problem was not cooking the milk/flour/salt mixture enough. As you stir, the whole think starts lumping and eventually takes on a playdough-like texture. It's really cool to watch, and then add it by the spoonful to the creamed marg/sugar mix and see it fill out and fluff up, almost like magic. And then, the taste is phenomenal - smooth and sweet, but not too sweet like most frostings. I wish I could give it 100 reviews, just love this recipe!!
Very nice, light, and fluffy frosting. We enjoyed this better than the store brands for sure! Made for PRMR!