Ermine Icing

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: enough to frost and fill a 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

1 c milk
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 c butter
1 c granulated sugar (i use super fine)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (clear vanilla if u want the icing whiter)

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Dee Stillwell Recipe
x4
Well Seasoned
Citrus Heights, CA (pop. 83,301)
LILLYDEE
Member Since Jun 2010
Dee's notes for this recipe:
I first found this recipe in a community cookbook linked with a red velvet cake. That was in the 70s and since then most recipes I have found for red velvet cake, have had creamed cheese frosting. Maybe because this one has to be kept refrigerated and takes a little longer to make. The original recipe said when this icing looks a little curdled, it is perfect.
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Directions

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Whisk flour into milk and place over medium heat in a small sauce pan.
Cook mixture until thickened; remove from heat and add salt;
Cover with plastic wrap directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate about an hour to cool.
In a stand mixer, begin creaming the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla. When milk mixture is slightly cooled; add 1 TB at a time to the creamed butter mixture while the mixer is running on medium speed.
Slowly but surely the gluten will pull in the butter into an emulsion.
You should have an extremely fluffy, light and buttery frosting when completed. Don't be alarmed if it looks a little curdled. The original recipe said that it is perfect when it looks this way. Enjoy!

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user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Jun 3, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jun 3, 2011
I THINK i'D LIKE TO TRY THIS, IF I EVER MAKE A CAKE AGAIN.
I have problems wanting to EAT all the cakes I make!
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Jun 3, 2011
I hear u Susan..thats why I don't make em very often...I would eat em.
user Janell Tilton Plett WicklessinIowa - Jun 3, 2011
Thanks Dee! I will be busy this weekend!!!
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Jun 3, 2011
thanx...busy? baking? : D

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