Yield: 2 cups
|2||Egg whites; unbeaten|
|5 tablespoons||;cold water|
|¼ teaspoon||Cream of Tartar|
|1½ teaspoon||Light corn syrup|
|½ cup||Coconut; grated, opt'l|
|4 teaspoons||Caramelized sugar; opt'l|
Described by Joy of Cooking as "a very fluffy delightful icing that never fails"
Place the egg whites, sugar, cold water, cream of tartar and corn syrup in the top of a double boiler and beat until thoroughly blended. Place these ingredients over rapidly boiling water; beat them constantly with a rotary beater or whisk for 7 minutes. Remove the icing from the heat; add the vanilla. Continue beating until the icing is the right consistency to be spread. At this point, add the optional coconut.
Sea-Foam Icing: cook 7 minute icing for 8 minutes, fold in 4 ts caramelized sugar and then add the vanilla.
From: The Joy of Cooking and posted by Jim Weller.
Submitted By JIM WELLER On 09-29-95