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Fluffy Boiled Frosting

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Rating: 4/5
2 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   3 cups

recipe id: 19911
cook method: stovetop

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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.

added by Kimberly kimber-27


26 calories, 0 grams fat, 6 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have made many boiled icings over the years, but this is by far the best. Exceptionally fluffy and not as sweet as others. It also holds up on a two layer cake with no problems.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Very pretty appearance, definately light and fluffy. Easy and fun to make. The texture was a lot like marshmallow fluff.
I used non-colored orange flavoring, and it was delicious.

I tried this because it used simple ingredients, and no butter. Too sweet and syrupy tasting for my liking, but a good recipe overall.

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