Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Marshmallow Frosting

I was telling my friend Stella that I am going to miss Mom's chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting on my next birthday. That's one of the little things I did not think of amidst getting through the funeral, handling the estate paperwork, and getting Mom's house ready to sell. It suddenly hit me awhile back that this coming August 13, I won't be tasting that delicious cake :o( I never bothered to ask Mom how she made that frosting because....well, I guess we always assume Mom will be there.

So I was thrilled when Stella brought this book into work yesterday and is letting me borrow it has the recipe for marshmallow frosting! Yippee!!

Mom always swore she didn't use any marshmallow in it. It was "just egg whites and sugar." Since I don't know what I'm doing, I'll use this recipe to start. Here it is if you would like to try it!

Marshmallow Frosting

(Makes 3-1/2 cups--enough to frost a 2- or 3-layer cake. Prep time: 5 minutes)

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons water

2 large egg whites

1 jar (7 ounces; 1-1/2 cups) marshmallow creme

1. Place the sugar, water, and egg whites in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, beating continuously with an electric hand mixer on high speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. If your hand mixer has a cord, make sure to keep it away from the burner.

2. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the marshmallow creme and beat the mixture with the mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form, 2 minutes more.

3. Use at once to frost the cake of your choice.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

It's funny b/c I'm headed home to see my Mom in July, and I'm determined to get her to make her famous rice krispie squares with me, and go through her hope chest with me, just so I can gather such knowledge. She's just a little over 60 now, but for some reason, I feel as though I need to sponge in all that goodness so that I can pass it on to my children some day. Anyways, thanks for the reminder...and marshmallow icing sounds sooo good right now!