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       Title: Favorite Caramel Frosting
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 10 servings
  
       3 c  Sugar; divided
     3/4 c  Milk
       1    Egg; beaten
       1 pn Salt
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; cut up
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:15
   Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan; place over
   medium heat.  Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts
   and syrup is light golden brown. Combine remaining 2-1/2
   cups sugar, milk, beaten egg, and salt, stirring well; stir
   in butter.  Stir butter mixture into hot caramelized sugar.
    (The mixture will tend to lump, becoming smooth with
   further cooking.) Cook over medium heat, stirring
   frequently, until a candy thermometer registers 230 degrees
   (about 15 to 20 minutes).  Cool 5 minutes.  Beat with a
   wooden spoon to almost spreading consistency (about 5
   minutes), and spread on cooled cake.  Yield:  about 2-1/2
   cups.
  
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