Catholic Recipe: Seven Minute Frosting
Also Called: Seven Minute Icing
This is a fluffy white icing that never fails.
Place in the top of a double boiler and beat until thoroughly blended egg whites, sugar, cold water, cream of tartar, and light corn syrup. Put these ingredients over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with a rotary beater or with a wire whisk for 7 minutes. Remove the icing from the fire. Add vanilla and continue beating until the frosting is of the right consistency to spread.Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962