Whipped Frosting


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Use this homemade frosting to add an extra sweetness to any baked goods.

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  • 1 Safeway Select Organic Large Egg white
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

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Use a double boiler, or snugly nest a 2- to 3-quart metal bowl in a 2- to 3-quart pan. Add 1 inch water to base of double boiler or pan. Bring to boiling over high heat. Meanwhile, in a bowl or the top of a double boiler, combine egg white, sugar, 2 Tbs. water, and cream of tartar. Beat with a portable mixer until blended. Nest over boiling water; immediately reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.

With mixer on medium speed, beat icing until it holds peaks that curve slightly, 5-7 minutes (overcooked, the icing gets grainy). At once, remove icing from hot water. Mix in vanilla. Use, or if making up to 1 hour ahead, set pan or bowl in cool water to stop cooking, and cover airtight.

Yield: 2 C.

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