Saturday, April 30, 2011

No Icing Sugar Icing.

We made birthday cupcakes today!
Unfortunately I didn't notice we were out of icing sugar until it was too late to go back to the shop. I looked up no icing sugar icing on google and hit
this recipe.
I have never made anything other than icing that calls for powdered sugar so I was pretty worried about how this was going to turn out.
I shouldn't have worried. It's probably the best icing we've ever had.

The ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 1/3 cup milk
1 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used scrapings of a vanilla bean)

Here's how we made it.

First I whisked together in a heavy bottom saucepan one cup of sugar and half a cup of flour with one and one third cups of milk.

I heated this over med high heat until it thickened. It burns REALLY FAST!!!! Keep stirring and don't answer the door or the phone. (because I would NEVER answer the door while cooking...... don't look at that irrevocably burned pan in the corner........)

I mixed in some blue paste food colouring and spread the mixture out on a plate to cool.

I whipped up some soft unsalted butter until it was fluffy.......
Black dots are vanilla bean seeds.

and beat the butter and the milk mixture together until it was light and icing like.

I made little angel food cupcakes.

They were delicious!
We added sprinkles and sparklers.
It was a good day.