European Buttercream Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 sticks butter, cut into pats
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Over a double boiler, heat egg whites, sugar and salt, whisking constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Transfer to a stand mixer and whip on high for about five minutes until the mixture forms stiff peaks and is cooled. Turn speed to medium and slowly add in butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla last, and beat one more time to get everything incorporated.
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/02/european-buttercream-frosting-a-lesson-with-chef-frederick-aquino/