Eggs In Icing

Decorating By chocomama Updated 24 Nov 2009 , 4:08pm by -K8memphis

chocomama Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:22pm
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I posted this in the recipe section, but hardly anyone goes there, it seems! I need help!

I have never used a recipe for icing that included eggs, but to make what I need, I'm going to have to do so. These are the ingredients:

3 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1 pinch salt

Part of the recipe states," Cook entire mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer registers 235* (about 15-20 minutes)." Now, if I do this properly, will that mean that the egg is to a temp where I don't have to worry about anyone getting ill from it?

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:27pm
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This seems more like a candy recipe than an icing recipe?

But yes your egg will have been neutered of bacteria by that temperature.

chocomama Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:42pm
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Thank you! And, yes, it is supposed to be very sweet and rich. icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:46pm
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Is this a cake icing? Do you re-melt it and pour it over your stuff. It would seem like it would set up like a divinity or something. Let me know how you do with it.

chocomama Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:53pm
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Here's the whole recipe. It's supposed to be sweet and stiff. I hope it works for me!

ddaigle Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:02pm
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This looks like the kind of icing on a german chocolate cake....gooey.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:08pm
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Oooh, caramel mmmmmmmmmm

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