Brown Butter Icing

IMG_8955A slightly nutty flavoured icing which is an excellent topping for banana cake, spice cake, and other family favourites. Enough for a 9” x 13” cake (as shown)


2 oz butter (56 gr / ¼ c)

2 c icing sugar (240 gr / 8½ oz)
½ t vanilla
2 T water


On low heat, in a small saucepan, cook the butter until light golden brown, stirring slowly and constantly.IMG_8947
The butter should bubble gently all over, and then foam slightly as it browns. Stirring over low heat is essential, and don’t let it scorch.
When it is golden, no longer yellow, remove from heat.  It should take about 5 minutes.IMG_8950 Add in the sugar, vanilla & water.
Blend until smooth (adding a small amount more water if needed).IMG_8952 Spread over a cooled 9 x 13 cake.IMG_8961
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