BUTTER CREAM FROSTING (FROM KATE!)
*You know the drill - my adaptations in (*)
Has to cool after cooking so plan ahead.
1 C milk
1/4 c all purpose flour (WW)
1 C butter - room temp
1 C granulated sugar (rapadura)
2 tsp real vanilla
Combine milk and flour in small saucepan on medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. I used this as written and it was fine - could have been thicker - add more flour in this stage for thicker.
Cream butter and rapadura until very fluffy - 5 min in the Bosch for me.
Add vanilla and flour mixture and continue to beat until very fluffy and sugar is dissolved. Scrape bowl every couple of minutes. Take a tiny bit and rub between your fingers to see if sugar is dissolved.
This was WONDERFUL - the children liked it better than my honey frosting attempt. LOL It was off white because I didn't use bleached sugar - but it tasted like butter cream/vanilla frosting. Because of the rapadura it had a slight "coffee" taste according to my children...but they ate it all....I think it's a molasses taste that they are catching and not really mocha.