Fluffy Boiled Frosting
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 3 cups
recipe id: 19911
cook method: stovetop
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
4 egg whites (at room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Combine sugar, cream of tartar, salt and water in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is clear. Cook until mixture reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage).
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Let mixer continue to run and slowly pour the sugar mixture in a thin stream down the side of the mixer bowl (don't let the sugar mixture come into contact with the beaters). Add the almond extract.
Continue beating until stiff peaks form and frosting thickens to desired consistency.
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