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Boiled Frosting


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • whites 2 eggs


Mix sugar, cream of tartar and water in a sauce pan. Place on range and stir until mixture begins to boil. When syrup drops from the wooden spoon thick like honey, remove from range and add eight tablespoons of the syrup to the stiffly beaten whites of eggs, beating constantly. Return remaining syrup to range, continue cooking until syrup spins a thread at least five inches in length. Pour syrup in a thin stream onto first mixture and beat until cool and slightly glazed on side of bowl. Spread thickly on cake.


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Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners (1913).

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