Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Best Vanilla Frosting

The best VANILLA frosting :) 

Recipe from Our Best Bites. Check out their site for full photos and instructions. 

Isn't she a beauty? This vanilla is the companion of the best chocolate. It's fantastic!
This recipe only makes enough for 12 cupcakes. You'll most likely need to double it. Unless you follow my lead and do a half and half. 

3 T flour
1/2 c milk
1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1 t vanilla

Whisk flour and milk in a sauce pan. Turn on med heat. Whisk constantly. Boil until it becomes a paste. You'll need to switch to a rubber scraper to make sure you get out the lumps. 
Place pan in the fridge and stir until the mixture is completely cool. 
In an electric mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip butter and sugar together. Add in vanilla and COOLED flour paste. 
Whip for 6-8 minutes. You have to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Take a pinch and test it to see if there are any grains rubbed in your fingers. Or on your tongue. 
It will become and light fluffy cloud. 

Totally worth the work. Not even that much work really. It comes together quicker than you think. It's waaaay better than the overly sweet, butter creams we're used to. 

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