Friday, January 7, 2011

Old Time Favorite Seven-Minute Frosting

This recipe is older than 80 years and is one of my family's favorite frostings.  Once cooled it forms a nice crust and holds its shape if done properly.  Delicious, sweet and goes great with chocolate cake.

2 egg whites

1 ½ cups brown sugar

5 tablespoons cold water

1. Put all ingredients together in top of a double boiler; let sit until brown sugar is partially dissolved. Place over boiling water.

2. Beat with electric beater or by hand until the frosting forms peaks which hold its shape (usually takes 4 to 7 minutes).  Let cool slightly and spread.