Seven Minute Frosting


Seven-minute frosts have been around since at least the early 1900s. To make the unique texture this garnish is known for, egg whites and sugar are mixed and beaten over boiling water, to dissolve the sugar and get a very light and fluffy texture.

* Ingredients :

° 1 1/2 cups sugar
° 1/3 cup cold water
° 2 large egg whites
° 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
° a pinch of salt
° 1 teaspoon vanilla

* Preparation 

In a medium glass bowl, mix sugar, water, egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt.

Put a pot of water on the stove to slowly boil. Meanwhile, beat the egg mixture with an electric mixer over low heat for 30 seconds. Place the pot over a saucepan of water over low heat, form a double boiler and continue whisking on high for 7 minutes, until stiff and glossy.

Remove from heat, add vanilla, and beat 1-2 minutes more.
Use it immediately, and the garnish will set quickly.

Enjoy !