White Mountain Icing

    White Mountain Icing


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    A light, fluffy icing that can be easily flavoured with your favourite essence or colours to theme the cake to your party.

    Serves: 20 

    • 3 cups (600g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Cook until sugar thermometer reaches 115 degrees C, or until syrup spins a long thread when dripped from a spoon.
    2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour a thin, slow stream of the syrup into egg whites, beating constantly until icing stands in peaks. Stir in salt and vanilla to taste.

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