Ermine Icing for Red Velvet Cake

Ermine Icing For Red Velvet Cake

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Baby Kato

By
@BabyKato

This recipe has been posted here for play in CQ3 - New York. Found at website: cooking.nytimes.com/...-ermine-icing

This is an old-fashioned icing, also called boiled-milk frosting. The results are as light as whipped cream but with much more character. It was the original icing for red velvet cake.

Hints: Your roux should be the consistency of paste. It will require a bit of time and a lot of whisking before you get a really thick paste. In addition to this the paste must be completely cooled before it is added to the other ingredients.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
1 Cake ( 2 - 3 layers)
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • ·
    5 tablespoons/40 grams flour
  • ·
    1 cup/235 milliliters whole milk
  • ·
    1 teaspoon/5 milliliters vanilla extract
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • ·
    1 cup/ 230 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • ·
    1 cup/200 grams granulated sugar

How to Make Ermine Icing for Red Velvet Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Over medium heat, whisk flour and milk in a small saucepan and heat to a simmer, stirring frequently until it becomes very thick and almost pudding like.
  2. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and salt.

    Pour into a bowl to allow it to cool completely.

    Put plastic wrap on the surface to keep a skin from forming.
  3. Use a mixer to cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  4. With the mixer on medium, add the cooled flour mixture a little bit at a time.

    Continue to beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy and resembles whipped cream.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ermine Icing for Red Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



Leave a Comment

23 Fresh Fruit Desserts


Baking with fruit doesn’t just mean making a fruit cake. It means whipping up muffins bursting with blueberries. Or, cobblers filled with sweet and tart fruit like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, and cherries. Love cheesecake? Make it extra special with a homemade strawberry topping. Using fresh fruit in desserts transforms the flavor of the treat. […]

Recipes to Use Up Fresh Strawberries


On my food shopping trips, I’ve noticed strawberries look quite tasty. They’re bright red, big, and look juicy. I finally decided to pick up a quart to give them a try. Snacking on fresh strawberries is delicious (especially with a little cream), but I plan on using them in a recipe too. And, while I […]

8 Hot Dog Topping Recipes


Hot dogs are one of the most popular menu items on a cookout (find out how they became so popular here) and they’re an easy dinner. We’re sharing eight hot dog topping recipes that will elevate your hot dogs. They’re so good, you won’t limit enjoying hot dogs to grilling season.