*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Burnt Sugar Frosting (Caramel Icing)
 
 Recipe By     : Pillie
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          sugar
    2      tablespoons   butter
      1/2  cup           milk
      1/4  cup           boiling water
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
 
 Caramelize 1/2 cup sugar in butter; add boiling water.  Stir to dissolve.  Add 
 milk, salt, and remainer of sugar.  Boil to soft stage, 236°F.	Cool to room tem
 perature.  Add vanilla.  Beat until thick.  Spread on cake.  Sprinkle on choppe
 d nuts if desired.
 
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 NOTES : This is the frosting my aunt Pillie has used on cakes for the family re
 union since as far back as I can remember.