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Aunt Pittypat's Caramel Icing

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“Use this icing to cover Peachtree Street Gingerbread Cake(Peachtree Street Gingerbread Cake)! This recipe comes from the "Gone With The Wind Cook Book - Famous Southern Cooking Recipes". There is a note in the foreward which I love: "Gone With The Wind told of a style of living. as well as a romantic drama, A way of living, playing, and eating that thrilled us all."”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
4 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugars and milk and bring to the boil, stirring gently.
  2. Boil without stirring, until a little mixture forms a very soft ball when dropped in cold water.
  3. Add butter, remove from heat and cool until lukewarm.
  4. Beat at medium speed until thick, creamy, and of a consistency to spread.
  5. If necessary, place over hot water to keep soft while spreading, or beat in a little milk.
  6. This will fill and frost a 2-layer 9 inch cake.

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