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post #61 of 492
Thank you so much for posting your pictures. I've been wanting to try this for a while but was intimidated. Your tips made it so easy and your recipe turned out perfect! I also added melted Andes Mint chips to the SMBC and used it to fill chocolate cupcakes. SO YUM. Thanks again for taking the time to make the process so clear!
post #62 of 492
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Ooooooh!!! now that sounds GOOD!!! I'm so glad that you had good luck with the recipe and that the pictures helped you with the process. icon_biggrin.gif
post #63 of 492
Thanks for the pictures, this was a lot easier then I expected. I canât believe I waited so long to try it. I love love love the texture. Is it supposed to taste like butter? I know there is a lot of butter in it but really it tasted like creamy butter. Did I over or under beat it, not enough flavor? Would the salted butter make that much difference? This is the recipe I used:
4 egg whites
1 cup suger
26 TBL salted butter (that is all I had)
1 tsp Crème Bouquet
post #64 of 492
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The salted butter makes a big difference in teh end flavor. I don't like using salted butter because you end up with a frosting that tastes VERY buttery. Try adding more flavoring though.. it will help. I add about 2 TBSP of vanilla to a recipe that size..

The first time I tried it I used 1/2 salted and 1/2 sweet (unsalted) butter.. then I switched to all sweet and have never looked back. There's really no comparison IMHO. Even with no flavoring, it doesn't taste like a stick of butter. icon_smile.gif Next time use unsalted butter and you will see what I mean.
post #65 of 492
Thank you jkalman. I will try both suggestions.
post #66 of 492
that is alot of butter, in my opinion for the recipe. Elissa Strauss recipe uses 5 sticks of butter for 10 ounces off eggs and 20 ounces of sugar (thats off the top of my head, so it may not be exactly accurate)
post #67 of 492
What recipe do you use lilthorner?
post #68 of 492
Thread Starter 
26 TBSP of butter is 3 1/4 sticks.. that's not really a lot. Most recipes I have seen call for 4 sticks per about 5 egg whites. I usually use 3, but I have used 4 sticks of unsalted butter per 5 egg whites and it didn't taste like a stick of butter at all. icon_smile.gif
post #69 of 492
i did figure it to sticks but it still seemed like alot.

I usually use either Elissa Strauss recipe:
20 ounces sugar (2 3/4c plus 3T)
10 ounces egg whites (1 1/4 cup- about 10 whites)
20 ounces butter (5 sticks)

or my recipe from school (tastes good too lol):
1c egg whites (about icon_cool.gif
16 oz sugar
6 sticks of butter

the school recipe is closer to the ratio of butter to eggs, but look at the sugar.

Jeanne, what does your recipe look like?
post #70 of 492
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It's posted at the start of the thread, but I usually do:

20 egg whites
4 cups sugar
12 sticks of butter
1/4 c of vanilla

I adapted my original recipe from one that called for 5 EW, 1 cup sugar, 4 sticks of butter (1/2 and 1/2 salted and un), and 2 tsp vanilla. SO I upped the flavoring.. it was better. Then I saw Shirley's IMBC that had 3 sticks of butter rather than 4 and I tried it for my SMBC.. took out one stick of salted butter and liked it more. Then I decided to try it with all unsalted and I loved it.. soooo much better. So I used that for a long time, but one day I was making a big batch and added too much butter and it was beautiful so now I just throw it all in. icon_lol.gif So I use 16 sticks now.

As long as it's unsalted butter it is fine. The minute you use salted butter it starts to taste more and more like butter and less like the SMBC I have come to love.
post #71 of 492
the recipe i use has 4 egg whites and 3 sticks of butter. icon_smile.gif
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post #72 of 492
Thank you all for sharing. I guess I have some experimenting to do.
post #73 of 492
Thank you so much for sharing.

It looks great.

Good Luck.
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post #74 of 492
Thanks for sharing; I will have to give it a try. I don't think I have ever had it.
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post #75 of 492
this is so cool... i have to try this recipe and how you ice your cake... thanks for sharing jkalman icon_biggrin.gif
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