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Boiled Icing Recipe

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Added: Friday, July 8, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c Sugar
4 T Water, cold
1 ea Egg white, beaten
1 tsp Vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Add the water to the sugar and boil until the syrup spins a thread. Pour the hot syrup very slowly into the beaten white of egg, whipping constantly. Flavor with vanilla and spread the icing on the cake. For chocolate icing, add 2 Tbsp grated chocolate to the warm icing. To tint icing: Lemon juice will whiten icing. The grated rind of an orange will give a yellow color. Strawberry, raspberry or cranberry juice will give a pink shade.

 

 

 

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