Monday, April 13, 2009
A Very Special Icing Recipe
Called my Great Grandma Peggy on the way home from yoga one day a few weeks ago and asked about her icing she always put on the Angel Food cakes she would make (my all-time favorite cake). She told me the recipe and so I set out to make it - took me a time or two to get it right, but it turned out delicious! Though it wasn't not quite the same as hers - she has that grandma touch that makes everything 50-times better!
(Sorry to the taste-testers on the first batch, though I had heard good things, I knew it wasn't right...I had used a different kind of margarine and I could taste the difference even if no one else could.)
Great Grandma Peggy's White Icing
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oleo (she uses Imperial - the stick kind of margarine)
1/2 cup Crisco (white, not butter flavored)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat flour and milk in a saucepan on the stove until mixture thickens.
Cool in the refrigerator for one hour.
Add sugar and vanilla to mixture.
Combine oleo and Crisco and add to mixture.
Beat together until smooth.
I haven't had the icing on anything other than Angel Food Cake (which is what is pictured above - just in cupcake form - directions for the cupcake version should be on the side of the cake mix box) - on which it is DIVINE, but experiment as you chose! :)
Also, if anyone knows where to find the "Hospitality" brand of Angel Food Cake mix - please let me know. That is what my Grandma always used until the Kroger in our hometown stopped carrying it. I couldn't find it at the Kroger on my side of town - but keep your eyes open if you're in the Indiana/Indianapolis/Franklin/Lafayette area and let me know if you see it - if I find it I am supposed to pick her up a few boxes and I would love to be able to find it for her!