December 5, 2010

Miracle Frosting


Can't believe that Christmas is less than three weeks away.  I'm one of those overzealous people who likes to extract as much holiday spirit out of the season as possible.  Where was I the morning of Black Friday?  Not in line at the mall, that's for sure.  I got up super early and headed to Home Depot to get my Christmas tree of course!

Christmas is also the busiest time of year for me and my kitchen.  So far I've made about 25 pounds of cashew toffee and that's only half of what I need.  My poor fridge is busting at the seams with it.  Thank goodness I stopped eating the stuff a long time ago. 

I needed a break from candy making and wanted to bring a treat in to the office for my boss's birthday.  He likes anything chocolate so I went with cupcakes since they're easy to serve.  Instead of frosting them with my usual swiss meringue buttercream I ended up trying something new.

A while back my sister told me about this milk based frosting she'd seen in Cook's Country magazine called Miracle Frosting.  In all my years of baking I had never seen or heard of a frosting made with boiled milk.  But I trust Cook's Country since they're the same folks as Cook's Illustrated.  I was a bit skeptical at first but this frosting is aptly named, miracle indeed! 

Light and fluffy, with just a hint of sweetness, I think I've definitely found a new favorite.  And on top of that it's perfect for people who suffer from egg allergies since it doesn't contain any!   

This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Miracle Frosting
(adapted from Cook's Country)

Makes about 4 cups (enough for two 9-inch cake layers or 24 regular cupcakes)

1 ½ cups granulated sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
¼  teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
24 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (12 ounces or 3 sticks), cut into 24 pieces

1. Combine sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Pour mixture through fine-mesh strainer into medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture boils and is very thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer milk mixture to clean bowl and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.

2. With stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat cooled milk mixture and vanilla on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Let sit at room temperature until stiff, about 1 hour.

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/06/2010

    This sounds really interesting! I'm really curious about how it tastes. I might just have to try it out!

    Forgive me if this sounds like a silly question, but are you supposed to frost the cupcakes/cake before or after letting the frosting sit to stiffen for an hour?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, I haven't heard or tried this before. I'm curious about the taste? Is it like whipped cream frosting, buttercream, etc? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The frosting tastes like really stable, lightly sweetened whipped heavy cream. I normally make swiss meringue buttercream and I actually prefer this new frosting.

    I didn't bother letting the frosting sit before I piped it on the cupcakes. I've made it twice so far this way and they've turned out fine.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I will have to try this! Thanks for posting it :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous2/28/2011

    Will this recipe work if it is cut in half?

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMG this frosting sounds amazing!! Gotta try it sometime.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is the only frosting I learned to put on a Red Velvet cake when I was in high school in the early '60's. Had not seen it since. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous5/02/2011

    This is the best of the best and maybe a cross between Swiss
    Buttercream and whipped cream frosting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Is it good to frost in on cupcake and leave it overnight on room temp?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's fine to frost the cupcakes and leave at room temp for one day, but I wouldn't recommend it for longer periods. It should be refrigerated after that.

      Delete
  10. Has anyone ever tried to make this into a chocolate frosting? I love this the way it is, but my mil requested chocolate frosting and I thought I'd try and alter this one, but wasn't sure of substitutions I made need to make or if anyone had tried it before.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Naomi, the same magazine has a chocolate variation too: Old Fashioned Boiled Milk Chocolate Frosting, From Cook's Country | October/November 2010. It is great!!! I have other personal favorite chocolate frostings that I think have a stronger chocolate flavor, but this is very good too. I also really like their cream cheese and caramel versions.

    ReplyDelete
  12. if you want an antivirus which can provide total Internet security for your device then you can get norton Antivirus. it can prevent viruses and malware to enter in your device and can help you to keep your data secure. you can get the setup from Norton.com/setup and then install in it your device.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am very happy after reading this fantastic Article, I appereciate your work.

    norton.com/setup | norton.com/setup | www.norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  14. Really great article, Glad to read the article. It is very informative for us. Thanks for posting.Norton™
    provides industry-leading antivirus and security software
    for your PC, Mca, and mobile devices Visit @: - McAfee.com/activate | norton.com/setup | McAfee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank™ you for sharing excellent information. ✆ Your website is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this website ☞ It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked♠ this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK£ I found simply the info I already searched everywhere and simply could not come across. What a great website. Visit௹☞ Norton.com/setupoffice.com/setupTelstra supportPlumbers Near Me | office.com/setup | Nurton.com/nu16..

    ReplyDelete
  16. To install office setup you have to select the downloaded file otherwise insert the office setup CD disc. If you use the CD disc then you have to enter the Office Product Key for authorizing it. After selecting the downloaded file you have to run or setup this file on your computer.


    office.com/setup
    office.com/setup


    Install Norton Antivirus Protection To Your Windows, Mac Or Mobile Devices. Check out this Post to Get All Information About How You Can Redeem Your Norton Product Key and Get You Antivirus Activated In Few Easy steps.

    norton.com/setup
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete

  17. To install office setup you have to select the downloaded file otherwise insert the office setup CD disc. If you use the CD disc then you have to enter the Office Product Key for authorizing it. After selecting the downloaded file you have to run or setup this file on your computer.

    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete


  18. Downloading process of the Office setup starts now. How to install Microsoft Office Setup? There are two methods to install Office setup in your PC - through a CD and by downloading. When you buy Office setup offline, then you have to install through a CD, and you get the setup file for installation if you get the setup online.

    Office.com/Setup

    ReplyDelete


  19. Downloading process of the Office setup starts now. How to install Microsoft Office Setup? There are two methods to install Office setup in your PC - through a CD and by downloading. When you buy Office setup offline, then you have to install through a CD, and you get the setup file for installation if you get the setup online.

    Office.com/Setup

    ReplyDelete
  20. If you are looking for laser printer, then Brother is the place for you to look for it. If you’ve purchased a Brother Printer but don’t know how to setup the printer with your computer, then don’t worry. All you need is to give us a call for technical assistance and get a step-by-step solution to install your machine. Brother Printer Support is available 24/7 to help tackle unique problems you face with your brother printer.

    ReplyDelete


  21. the best site for Satta king, leak number & all record charts.We provide 100% fix number from direct Satta company which includes all famous games like Desawar, Gali Satta, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and other games of Satta Market(Satta matka) is also a simple game and essentially is a form of old lottery games.

    satta matka
    satta
    satta king
    satta matka results

    fmovies

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for sharing such important information which is very useful .I really appreciate your way of work.
    123.hp.com/setup | HP Printer Assistant Software | 123.hp.com/Laserjet | 123.hp.com/envy5540

    ReplyDelete
  23. You could definitely see your skills in the article you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart.
    Factory Reset Computer

    ReplyDelete
  24. Are you looking for HP Printer Assistant. Visit Help Number USA to fix technical error. Get support from HP Printer Assistant!
    HP Printer Assistant download |
    HP Support Assistant download |
    How to change password in Outlook |
    How to reset apple id password on iPhone |

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank for important information . I like your explanation of topic and ability to do work.I really found your post very interesting .
    Netflix Password Reset

    ReplyDelete
  26. It has been great to read this article it was quiet to be nice you every detail about the topic Thanks for sharing this article with us.
    How to reset mac computer

    ReplyDelete
  27. Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!
    How to reset your Wireless Router successfully

    ReplyDelete
  28. To get protection, download, install and activate norton setup with 25-digit alphanumeric product key at norton.com setup. In case a new user, then create an account or log In by entering email address and password.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Download Or Install Office Setup Step 1. Go to www.office.com/setup - Sign in, 2nd. Enter product key, and 3rd. we can also help you with office.com/setup online.

    ReplyDelete
  30. www.trendmicro.com/downloadme
    For Trend Micro Download , you must create a Trend Micro account from trend micro that can help you in smooth Trend Micro installation. Protect your systems and online data from multiple threats, including viruses, spyware, identity theft, malware, rootkits, Trojans, phishing attacks, ransomware, Adware, Worms, Bots, Horses, and other threats.You can activate the Trend Micro software by installing the Trend Micro download

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks for Sharing this Article.
    http://www.en-trendmicro.com/downloadme-trend-micro

    ReplyDelete
  32. www.trendmicro.com/downloadme
    For Trend Micro Download , you must create a Trend Micro account from trend micro that can help you in smooth Trend Micro installation. Protect your systems and online data from multiple threats, including viruses, spyware, identity theft, malware, rootkits, Trojans, phishing attacks, ransomware, Adware, Worms, Bots, Horses, and other threats.You can activate the Trend Micro software by installing the Trend Micro download



    ReplyDelete
  33. office.com/setup - Setup and Install Office 365/2019 with your Product key or simply by logging into www.office.com/setup and downloading Office Setup.

    ReplyDelete

  34. Norton.com/setup helps you to deploy Norton setup on your computing devices. Here are the steps for deployment of Norton setup without any interruptions.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  35. the user must purchase a license of Avg antivirus from the retail store or online. Though download AVG software is the easiest process, your system must match the essential prerequisites of Avg antivirus. Once you will get AVG activation code and will create an AVG account , then you can install AVG with license number. install-avg-with-license-number | www.avg.com/activation | www.avg.com/retail

    ReplyDelete
  36. You can purchase the McAfee Antivirus software online or from the local Retail Store as it is available on all the retail store available near you. www.mcafee.com/activate | mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for sharing this with us......this is really appreciating.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  38. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite
    company which offers protection so that no virus can damage
    your computer. It also provides many other products and
    services apart from antivirus.

    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  39. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite
    company which offers protection so that no virus can damage
    your computer. It also provides many other products and
    services apart from antivirus.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  40. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite
    company which offers protection so that no virus can damage
    your computer. It also provides many other products and
    services apart from antivirus.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...