recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

mdsuarezNovember 21, 2003

Hi,

I have been using my mother's chocolate frosting recipe for some time now. About half the time, it comes out perfect, all nice and creamy. The other half it comes out gritty, like the sugar crystalized.

What am I doing wrong? Dit I get it too hot? or.... not hot enough? What causes the powdered sugar to crystalize. Any help is appreciated.

Recipe:

3-4 ounces Bakers unsweetened chocolate (the orange box)

3 cups powdered sugar

3 tbsp butter

6 tbsp hot milk

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp real vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter on low heat.

Combine powdered sugar and hot milk.... mix well

Add sugar and milk to chocolate and butter... cook just a little

Let cool.

Add salt and vanilla..... mix well.

That is it. Done. Delicious.

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ginger_st_thomas

I wonder if when you made it & it turned gritty if the climate was humid?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2003 at 11:59AM
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mdsuarez

Not particularly humid. I would say average. I just made it yesterday, and it was a fairly nice day. I am guessing the crystalization of the powdered sugar has something to do with they process.... ie... Heating the chocolate too much before adding the sugar, or... Heating the chocolate and sugar mixture too much.... or... not heating the chocolate and sugar enough. The "Heat just a little" part of my mom's recipe has always been the most vague to me.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2003 at 12:23PM
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mdsuarez

Not particularly humid. I would say average. I just made it yesterday, and it was a fairly nice day. I am guessing the crystalization of the powdered sugar has something to do with they process.... ie... Heating the chocolate too much before adding the sugar, or... Heating the chocolate and sugar mixture too much.... or... not heating the chocolate and sugar enough. The "Heat just a little" part of my mom's recipe has always been the most vague to me.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2003 at 2:00PM
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ginger_st_thomas

Or maybe you mixed the sugar & milk less?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2003 at 2:43PM
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