Vanilla buttercream frosting

 

ingredients

  •                     1 cup sugar
  •                     1/3 cup water
  •                     6 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  •                     1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •                     1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  •                     6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

            Directions

  1.                     In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; cook over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add a small amount of hot mixture to egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  2.                     In a mixing bowl with the whisk attachment, cream butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in cooked sugar mixture. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes. If necessary, refrigerate until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Store in the refrigerator.
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