I was searching for frosting recipe to inject into cake ball, and ran across a frosting recipe anonymously submitted on SugarDerby: SugarBlog. It seemed a bit odd because it called for mafking what is basically a roux base. It is simple and uses readily available ingredients so I gave it a try. OMG this frosting is fantastic. Whoever you are anonymous poster, I thank you
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whisk together a ¼ cup of flour and 1 cup of milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Set aside to cool completely.
Once the flour and milk mixture has cooled, beat 1/2 cup shortening, ½ cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the milk mixture and continue to beat for 10 more minutes. I added 1/4 teaspoon of LorAnn orange cream flavouring oil and I suspect you can add any other flavouring you like.