Sunday, March 31, 2013

Coconut Frosting

1  tablespoon unflavored vegetable gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
3  egg whites, stiffly beaten
Juice of half a lemon
1 fresh coconut, grated

1. Soften the gelatin in the cold water; then dissolve gelatin in  the boiling water. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
2. When mixture begins to set, fold it into the egg whites, then  beat until mixture reaches consistency of soft marshmallow. Add the lemon juice and stir to blend. Use as a cake frosting. Coat the frosted cake with the coconut. Makes enough thick frosting for filling, top and sides of nine-inch two-layer cake.

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