I must have seen Browned Butter Frosting mentioned hundreds of times before. And I was always curious to know what is so special about this particular frosting.
Recently I made a Fall dessert (remember we are in the middle of Winter in SA), and I could not make up my mind regarding a topping.
I looked at some recipes, but kept going back to various variations of Browned Butter Frosting.
Seemed easy enough, same ingredients as with a plain Butter Frosting, only with this the Butter needs to be browned .. duh…
So, I gave it a go, and man oh man, was I pleasantly surprised with the almost out of this world taste !
Right, so maybe you think I am a little crazy, carrying on like this over a Frosting recipe which has to be older than I am.
But IF you have never tasted it, and try it for the first time, you will get it, pinky promise.
The taste is nowhere near that of a plain Butter Frosting, only that teeny, tiny bit of browned butter makes the biggest difference ever.
I must have made the Browned Butter Frosting a dozen times already, to where we have reached a point that my family almost begs me to make something else.
Browned Butter Frosting
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 4 cups Icing Sugar
- 2 TB Milk
- 1 t Vanilla Essence
Heat the Butter in a small saucepan until brown – about 2 – 3 minutes (keep an eye on it all the time) – remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Combine the Icing Sugar, Milk and Vanilla in a mixing bowl – add the browned Butter and beat until creamy – add a little more Milk if needed.
Use on cakes, cupcakes and especially good on pumpkin treats !