7-Minute Marshmallow Frosting

Makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes

Music & Video Pairing: A Marshmallow World with Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra

I went with a classic flavor here, and used vanilla extract. I think almond would be nice, too, but glad I resisted my temptation to use it since the girls aren’t fond of almond extract (I love it!). I wonder what it would be like to add some cocoa powder to the recipe, for a chocolate marshmallow frosting. If anyone wants to give that a try, let us know how it turns out? My guess is 1 to 2 teaspoons could be enough without affecting the consistency too much.

p.s. I know the music pairing today is really a Christmas song, but trust me, it’ll be the best two minutes of your day watching Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra twirling on stage.

1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated natural cane sugar

1 large egg white

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 tablespoons boiling water

In a deep bowl, add the sugar, egg white, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer on medium-high speed, beat the mixture until it thickens a bit, and begins to look glossy, 1 to 2 minutes.

With the mixer on medium-high speed still, drizzle in the boiling water. Increase the speed to high, and beat for 5 minutes until glossy, stiff peaks form when you lift the beaters from the bowl.