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Mr. Brown's Italian Meringue Buttercream

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“This is Warren Brown's recipe. It is INCREDIBLE!!! Timing is the key. You won't be sorry!”
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  1. Boil 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water over medium heat until it reaches 245. As it cooks begin meringue so it's ready when syrup is done.
  2. Whip egg whites with a wire whisk in a stand up mixer on high until soft peaks form. About 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar. Beat.
  3. Slowly pour the hot syrup into the meringue steadily with the mixer still on high.
  4. Beat the frosting for 7-10 minutes until the outside of the bowl is room temperature.
  5. Beat in butter by the tablespoon. The butter will deflate the frosting a bit.
  6. Add in desired flavorings.
  7. Flavorings.
  8. Chocolate: 1/2 cup melted and cooled chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  9. Coconut: 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  10. Coffee: 1 teaspoon espresso powder or 3-5 tablespoons strong coffee.

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