We had a great family day last weekend. Stayed home all day Saturday, and if you know us, you know that is very unusual.
We had a few new kitchen toys from Christmas to try out. The Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker. There are so many different recipes I want to try. I wanted to go all out with a Chocolate Peanut Butter recipe. We started out with vanilla. It was delicious, and so creamy. This did not last long! It was fun to make, and everyone helped. Kids thought it was fun to see the ice cream grow in the mixer! See a problem with this picture? One beater and three kids :)
So when we were making the ice cream, Dave asked what are we going to do with the 8 egg whites that we had leftover from the ice cream recipe. I found an Angel Food Cupcake recipe online. It seemed easier than making an angel food cake. You can find the recipe here. I didn't have cake flour, so I am sure the cupcakes would have came out of the oven a little taller. She also suggested not using paper cupcake linings and spraying the pan very well. I was nervous, but they came out just fine!
When we discussed what we would make with the left over egg whites, we talked about how Dave's grandma Lois Kellner would always make her angel food cakes from scratch. (Then we knew noodles were coming soon afterwards.) Grandma Lois always used her caramel frosting (not icing) recipe. She made it very runny, so it went over the cake easily and didn't weigh it down. It's all delicious, and brought back great memories of her special baking.
Grandma Lois' Caramel Frosting
2 tsp. Margarine (or butter)
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
Bring to a boil, constantly stirring. Remove pan from heat, add 1 tsp vanilla.
Stir in enough powdered sugar to make spreadable. Immediately pour over cupcakes
PRINT RECIPE HERE
Grandma Lois, we know you always put the extra frosting on saltine crackers, but we licked the pan clean. It was delicious!