Old Fashioned Frosting

This is the best frosting Ive ever had, the recipe has been passed down through my family. Sometimes after the paste is refrigerated there may be tiny lumps in it. I just push it through a small sieve before adding it to the butter mixture. This recipe can easily be made into chocolate frosting by adding Hershey's cocoa. I usually double this recipe when making a cake. To do so, perform STEP ONE twice instead of just doubling the ingredients once. It will be perfect! Creamy, fluffy and not overly sweet!

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  • STEP ONE: sift the flour.
  • Pour milk into a jar and add the sifted flour.
  • Shake hard for 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Pour into pan and stir CONSTANTLY over medium-medium high heat with a wire whisk paste will thicken as you cook, the thicker the better (it may boil, then you know it's just about done). Remove from heat and immediately cover paste with wax paper so the paper just slightly touches the top of the mixture.
  • Make sure it is covered completely.
  • Quickly put it in the refrigerator until cool (about 2 hours).
  • STEP 2: Cream butter for a while before adding sugar.
  • Add sugar and mix until it is no longer grainy.
  • SLOWLY add the refrigerated paste, one spoonful at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla.
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"This is the best frosting Ive ever had, the recipe has been passed down through my family. Sometimes after the paste is refrigerated there may be tiny lumps in it. I just push it through a small sieve before adding it to the butter mixture. This recipe can easily be made into chocolate frosting by adding Hershey's cocoa. I usually double this recipe when making a cake. To do so, perform STEP ONE twice instead of just doubling the ingredients once. It will be perfect! Creamy, fluffy and not overly sweet!"
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  1. cortfam583
    Have you ever tried using this recipe as a base for cream cheese frosting? I wonder how that would turn out.
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  2. Osagi T.
    So nice.. Haha my arms needs more muscles.. Love the recipe x
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  3. mulehollar
    This frosting is amazing! It was light and not too sweet. My family loved it and I will be using this from now on. Thank you for sharing!
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  4. children from A to Z
    I just made this today for a vanilla cake. The frosting is superb. I wish I could have had a piece of the cake I made for tonight, but alas I opened my fridge door and the whole cake fell on the floor upside down. I will be making this again for sure. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe.
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  5. molawbree
    This recipe has been used in my family for genertions as well. The receipe I have calls for 1 cup of Crisco. That's the only difference. I love this frosting, especially eating it off the beaters.
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