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recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

Posted by mdsuarez (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 21, 03 at 11:10

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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RE: recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

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


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RE: recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

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.


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RE: recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

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.


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RE: recipe: help with my chocolate frosting recipe

Or maybe you mixed the sugar & milk less?


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