Monday, January 16, 2012

The Monday Recipe Blog

What a great Monday!  Hope it is warm and toasty where you are today....

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.

Lois Elaine didn't believe in canned cake frosting - most great cooks don't.  She collected numerous frosting recipes, and today we are featuring one of them.  Lois Elaine called it Saunders Frosting.

Lois Elaine's Saunders Frosting:

1/2 c. milk
2 T. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. soft butter or butter substitute
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 square bittersweet chocolate (if you want chocolate frosting)

Mix and cook the milk and flour until thickened.  Cool.

Cream the sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl.  Add the milk/flour mixture by spoonfuls, beating constantly with a mixer.  Add the vanilla.  For chocolate frosting, add the chocolate square.  Keep mixing until done.

Note:  The more you beat this, the fluffier the frosting will be.

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