Monday, March 10, 2008
Oops! I did it again
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion Copyright 2003
8 Tb (1 stick) butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Melt the butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stir in the salt and brown sugar and heat the mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat for 2minutes, until the sugar is totally dissolved. Stir in the milk and return to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cool to lukewarm. Stir in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the powdered sugar. Adjust consistency with a little more milk, if necessary.
Two of my coworkers were having a birthday this week so I made a cake which I planned on blogging about but, well after I made it I realized that I had already blogged about it. It was the Devil's Food Cake from King Arthur which I wasn't thrilled with the first time I made it but I overbaked it. This time it turned out quite nice so I'm glad I gave it another chance.
I was so sick of buttercream frosting that I decided to try this caramel frosting. It wasn't bad, although it was quite sweet and a bit stiff. The crew didn't have any complaints.
Blast From the Past: Creamy Frosting from October 2005. That was my favorite frosting for so long but I got burned out on it. I may have to go back to it next time.
Question of the Day: What's your favorite frosting?