Monday, January 28, 2013

Flour Frosting {SRC}


It Secret Recipe Club time once again!  This month I was assigned A Cook's Quest.  A Cook's Quest is written by Jenn.  Jenn started her blog when she realized life was getting too busy and she was not enjoying her favorite hobby...cooking.  Jenn's recipes are family friendly, easy to prepare and pretty healthy too!  All things that I love!  For some of Jenn's recipes she has actually calculated how much it costs to make the recipe which really puts into perspective how much cheaper it is to cook at home than to go out.

As usual there were quite a few contenders for which recipe I was going to make.  Among them was Salt and Vinegar Potatoes, French Bread Rolls and Apple and Spice Baked French Toast.  But in the end my choice was Jenn's Flour Frosting simply because I was baking a cake and some cupcakes and needed a frosting recipe.

This frosting is a bit more time consuming than a regular buttercream.  It was less sweet than buttercream and didn't crust up.  It piped beautifully!  I was nervous since it used granulated sugar instead of icing sugar so I thought it might be grainy.  When I tasted it before the mixing was done it was grainy and I was getting nervous but I let the mixer continue and amazingly the frosting was not grainy at all in the end!  I doubled the recipe below for one cake and a dozen cupcakes.  Thank you Jenn for sharing this recipe!  Please drop by Jenn's blog A Cook's Quest to check out some more great recipes!

Flour Frosting
Slightly Adapted from A Cook's Quest

3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste Halal Vanilla Powder or Extract

In a small saucepan, add the flour and milk.  Whisk together.  On medium heat, whisk continuously until it starts to thicken.  Continue to cook until it is thick like pudding.  Push through a stainer and allow to cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.  While beating add the flour and milk mixture and the vanilla.  Beat on high for at least 7 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.  If it is not coming together just keep beating until it does.  Pipe as desired!

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31 comments:

  1. What beautiful looking frosting. I can't wait to try it. Frosting makes life wonderful! Great SRC pick.

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  2. I have never heard of flour frosting, but now I'm totally intrigued and want to try! :)

    Happy Reveal Day!

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  3. Flour in frosting... how interesting! Your piping is so pretty :)

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  4. Wow i have known flour frosting....i would love this cz its not very sweet like the conventional ones....

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  5. Thank you for posting my recipe! I love this frosting, and, like you, I was worried the first time I made it.

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  6. I'VE seen recipes for this before. I'll have to try it sometime

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  7. I've always wanted to try this and I'm glad to see it worked so well for you!

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  8. Vanilla bean paste -- is that just the "meat" from a fresh vanilla pod or is it something else?

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    1. Honestly I don't know exactly how vanilla bean paste is made. It is a thick liquid and has the vanilla bean seeds in it. It is stronger than vanilla extract so I usually use a little less. My reason for using it is that it does not have any alcohol and is more convenient to use than the bean.

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  9. You did a beautiful job on the decorating of your cupcakes with this frosting recipe! I have never heard of such a frosting...using flour...fascinating!

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  10. that frosting really looks lovely...

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  11. Beautiful cupcakes!! Can't wait to try this frosting, great SRC choice for this month!

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  12. What gorgeous frosting! It *does* look like it pipes beautifully. And I could go for one of those cupcakes right now! =)

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  13. I have heard so many awesome things about flour frosting! I would be nervous about using the granular sugar, too, but it does looks like it pipes beautifully! I definitely need to try this! :)

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  14. I was always nervous about making a flour frosting ... thought it would taste like paste. Your description changed my mind, especially the part about it being less sweet than buttercream. Great SRC choice!

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  15. I discovered this frosting a few months ago and it is the only one I use now. It is so light and fluffy. My family loves it. I do add a little powdered sugar to it, and it still tastes great.

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  16. I never heard of flour frosting! But it looks so cute and exciting, I will try it out ASAP, Asiya!!

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  18. Using flour is new to me. Maybe I should try using it as well..

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  19. Looks fantastic! Will have to try this out!

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  20. Wow! I would have never thought of using flour as a base in frosting! This sounds so intriguing

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  21. Flour frosting sounds interesting. Looks like it holds quite well and is easy to use to form designs (I can't think of the term for using the pastry bag to make frosting look pretty...). Yum.

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  22. Very interesting frosting recipe, your swirls look perfect. Cute & delicious!

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  23. Frostings and I have never been friends but this onle looks easy peasy! Pretty looking cupakes :)

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  24. wow...compltely sounds new n so tempting

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  25. never heard of flour frosting but looks very delicious. Lovely pictures

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