boiled icing

boiled icing [boild ahy-sing] noun

A topping applied to a baked cakes (or even cookies), usually made up of butter, brown sugar, cream, nuts and/or coconut. Similar recipes are found in books such as Joy of Cooking and geared towards the home cook. Professional texts mention boiled icings similar to a 7-Minute style frosting made up of whipped egg whites, to which a 238º F sugar syrup is added (The Baker’s Manual (5th Edition) by Joseph Amendola, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York).

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