So I was thrilled when Stella brought this book into work yesterday and is letting me borrow it because......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!
(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.