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       Title: Empress Frosting
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
         c  Half & half
     1/2 c  Butter; cut up
       2 tb Sugar
   1 1/2 c  Ghirardelli sweet ground
            -chocolate
       1 ts Vanilla
  
   In 2 quart heavy saucepan, heat half & half with butter and
   sugar, stirring until blended. Add Ground Chocolate, mixing
   with wire whip until smooth. Heat on medium low until
   mixture is thick and shiny and runs off the spoon like
   syrup and the first bubble appears on the surface (160-F).
   Do not boil or overcook frosting. Cool 5 minutes, then add
   vanilla. Place pan of frosting in bowl holding a tray of
   ice cubes and some water. Beat slowly with a spoon until
   frosting holds a shape. Frost cake; refrigerate if
   necessary to firm frosting.
   Recipes from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company of San
   Francisco; recipe on box of “Sweet Ground Chocolate and
   Cocoa”
  
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