Thursday, June 19, 2008

Butter Frosting

1/3 C. butter
4 1/2 C. sifted powdered sugar
1/4 C. canned milk, cream, or regular milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt

1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
2. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well.
3. Slowly beat in milk, vanilla, and salt.
4. Slowly beat in remaining powdered sugar.
5. Beat in additional milk if need to reach spreading consistency.
6. If desired, tint with food coloring.
7. This frosts tops and sides of two 8" or 9" round layers.

Prepare as above, except beat in 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder into butter and reduce powdered sugar to a total of 4 cups.

Lemon or Orange
Prepare as above except substitute fresh lemon juice or orange juice for the milk and add 1/2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel or 1 tsp. finely shredded orange peel with the juice.

Peanut Butter
Prepare as above except substitute creamy peanut butter for the butter.

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