Mother Earth Living

The Queen of Beans: Vanilla Butter Cream

By Susan Belsinger
April/May 2005
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Two Scoops for National Ice Cream Day

July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.

Flavor Pork with Rosemary Garlic Jelly

I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also kn...

Growing Tasty Tropical Vanilla

Learn how to grow vanilla, the spice that bakers covet most.

HINT Water Launches HINT FIZZ Flavored Sparkling Water

HINT Inc., maker of the leading unsweetened flavored water, introduces HINT FIZZ unsweetened flavore...

• 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
• About 4 cups powdered sugar
• Pinch salt
• 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
• 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)

1. Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Add about one cup of powdered sugar and salt and beat well. Mix in vanilla and another cup of sugar. The frosting will be thick so add about 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk to make it creamy. Add the remaining sugar along with vanilla powder, if you have it, and another 2 tablespoons of milk, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The frosting should be creamy, but slightly stiff. Add a little more milk if necessary. Beat at high speed until fluffy.

2. Frost the cake immediately or keep frosting covered until ready to use. You can refrigerate this frosting for a couple of weeks but it won’t be as fluffy; allow it to sit at a cool room temperature before using.



Susan Belsinger is a culinary herbalist and author of several cooking and gardening books. Her most recent contribution to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s All-Region Guide is now available in Designing an Herb Garden (Sterling Publishing, 2004).

Click here for the original article,  The Queen of Beans: Vanilla Recipes .







Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.