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Seven Minute Icing
This icing is an easier version of Boiled White Icing. Use a hand mixer if you have one, to beat the frosting over the simmering water.
2 egg whites
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 Tbsp. cold water
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1-1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Place these ingredients except vanilla in a double boiler over rapidly boiling water. Beat them constantly with a hand mixer or wire whisk for seven minutes, until the icing thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Continue beating the icing until it reaches spreading consistency.