A basic icing, with variations, for
drizzling atop sweet quick breads, yeast breads, muffins, cakes,
bars, cookies and more.
Another delicious recipe from our Family-Favorite
Simple Vanilla Icing
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk or water*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients with enough milk
or water to the desired consistency, less liquid for a thicker
consistency, more for thinner.
Makes about 2 cups.
*Start with the least amount of liquid
and add more until desired consistency is reached.
- This is a very forgiving recipe, if it
becomes too thin add more powdered sugar and too thick add more
liquid until you're happy with it.
- Need less icing? Recipe can be successfully
reduced by half.
- Butter-Rum Icing:
Omit the vanilla and add 1 teaspoon rum flavoring.
- Chocolate Icing:
Stir in 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and use hot water,
increasing water to 5 or 6 tablespoons.
- Lemon Icing:
Stir in 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel and replace milk or water
with lemon juice.
- Orange Icing:
Stir in 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel and replace milk or water
with orange juice.
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