"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
In a black skillet brown 4 tbsp. sugar. After sugar has browned put in a saucepan and add 2 c. sugar and 1 c. milk and let it boil until it forms a soft ball, stirring all the time it is cooking. Remove from heat. add butter and beat by hand until icing is cool and the right consistency to spread on cake.
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