Monday, October 17, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

What a great Monday!  Time for a Lois Elaine recipe!!

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday. Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

Before the advent of canned cake frostings, people made their own.  Imagine that!  These frostings were as healthy as cake frostings can be, with no preservatives or aluminum cans.  With the comeback of home cooking, home-made cake frostings are being featured once again.  It's about time.  Here is another frosting from Lois Elaine's recipe box....

Lois Elaine's Caramel Frosting:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Melt butter in pan and add brown sugar. Boil over low heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add milk, bring to a boil again, stirring constantly,  then remove from heat.
Cool and add the powdered sugar.  Stir until mixed thoroughly, then spread on cooled cake.

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