Classic Buttercream Frosting

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In double boiler stirring constantly cook flour and milk, to a soft or med paste, do not worry ! It will be OK if it gets thick to. You can do this step the night before also. I have even forgot to do this and put the recipe "on hold" until I had this done and cooled.
  • Put paste in bowl, cover, cool in refrigerator, about 1/2 hour or until cooled.
  • Put paste in mixer bowl, add sugar,butter, vanilla, salt and mix. Scrape and mix some more.
  • Mix some more until granulated sugar is dissolving. Let rest for 10-15 minutes. I know this sounds funny but the granulated sugar has to dissolve. Add any of your optional flavors now.
  • Mix for another minute, test for sugar granules between your index and thumb if no sugar crystals your done if not mix a short while longer.
  • If you use powdered sugar you do not have to mix as long, it will dissolve instantly.
  • optional, ways I have changed this recipe extract of your choice:
  • 1/2 of a lemon zest and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder and / or 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder, more or less to your taste.
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