Friday, May 16, 2014

Real Strawberry Frosting

   1 cup fresh strawberries
    1 cup butter
    1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, divided

Forget cupcakes - for this recipe, you just need a spoon.
  1. Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat 1 cup confectioners' sugar into butter until just blended.
  5. Beat 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.
  6. Repeat with 1 cup confectioners' sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree two more times.
  7. Beat last 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar into mixture until just blended.

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