Mom’s boiled frosting

by rae on January 4, 2013

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this frosting on an angel food cake is the taste of my childhood. I just recently found this recipe again. A bonus is that it is in my Mom’s handwriting.

I assume Spry is a lard. I doubled the amount of the butter. I don’t use lard and didn’t want to buy it for 2T.

Make sure your angel food cake is not warm.

Frosting must be cool enough or it will run off the cake and pool on the plate. If it is too hard it will not spread. Err on the side of too hard as you can soften it as needed.

If you do it right you can put the frosting on the top of the angel food cake and spread it to the edge and the frosting will dribble down the side and harden.

This tastes like angel food cake with fudge on top. Yum.

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1 phil January 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

it was written by your Mom- and you get to have frosting too-

2 Rae January 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

My friend Sue emailed me that you can buy lard in sticks like butter and just keep it in the freezer. But I still have a problem with the idea of lard…

3 artie and gilda January 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

Spry is a vegetable shortening – basically the same thing as Crisco.

4 artie and gilda January 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

Oh, and I love your mom’s handwriting!

5 Rhonda Knoche January 8, 2013 at 4:59 am

God, I love these. I have a few handwritten recipes of my mom’s. Which brings us to handwriting, being the font-miester that you are. Some years ago, a friend, who is a handwriting analyst, read my mom’s writing. Yow. That was interesting. (Very sexual, expressive, dramatic. I didn’t say surprising, I said interesting.) Have you ever had yours analyzed? Now, THAT would be interesting. I think much of that personality expression has fallen since we do little script any more. Your thoughts?

6 Rhonda Knoche January 8, 2013 at 5:01 am

(I meant cursive, not script.)

7 Rae January 8, 2013 at 8:57 am

I guess I am really appreciative of finding something in my parent’s handwriting since they are gone. It seems like visual DNA. I have had my handwriting analysed and it was spot on. Very weird even down to the fact that at that time I was not challenged by my job. And it completely freaks me out when I hear people debating as to whether in this computer age we need to teach cursive or not. What a great loss that would be. It bothers me that we don’t know what people’s handwriting looks like anymore. It is so telling and sometimes surprising and sometimes disappointing. I am glad when I was growing up that there was still an emphasis put on good penmanship.

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