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Basic Boiled Frosting

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Fluffy and glossy, this basic boiled frosting is a favorite classic. MORE + LESS -

Brooke McLay Brooke McLay
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

3
pasteurized egg whites
1/4
teaspoon (pinch) salt
1 3/4
cups sugar
3/4
cup water
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg whites and salt together until glossy, with soft peaks.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, water and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, stirring until the mixture reaches firm ball stage (245ºF). Turn stand mixer to medium-high. Slowly pour hot syrup into the egg white mixture. Beat until cool and frosting becomes fluffy.

Expert Tips

Use a candy thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperatures, since this recipe can be rather finicky.

Nutrition Information

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