Saturday, January 22, 2011

Step AWAY from the CAN

I am fortunate to have a friend who enjoys cooking and baking just as much as I do, and while family recipes are our favorites, we also share a love for and loyalty to one Mrs. Ina Garten in our culinary endeavors ("Oh, Jeffrey!"). There is something about enjoying a hobby together with a good friend, and while Becky and I live miles apart and never get to cook together in the same kitchen, we enjoy sharing recipes via email and tasting each other's new favorite dishes when we are able to gather our families together.

Becky was the one who introduced me to heaven in a bowl, also known as Ina's Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. And after begging her for her world famous recipe for homemade chocolate icing (my freshly baked chocolate cake would have no other), she generously obliged.


I just made this icing on my stovetop. After one lick, I vowed NEVER to buy icing in a can/tub again. All it takes is 4 simple ingredients that most of us always have on hand, one pot, one spoon, and 5 minutes... I hope Becky is OK with me sharing this recipe with you, because I feel sort of wrong keeping it to myself.

Now go bake yourself a chocolate cake so you can put this frosting to work! (FYI, I doubled the frosting recipe so that I could ice my 2-layer round chocolate cake.)

Becky's World Famous Chocolate Icing

1 C sugar
1/3 C milk
5 T butter
6 oz chocolate chips

In small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly (1 minute). Remove from heat, add chips, stir until smooth.


The Larsons said...

Ok. You are too cute! I'm so happy to share the joys of this amazing frosting, and I'm so pleased that you love it. I'm going to email you (immediately) another of Ina's soup recipes (modified slightly by me), which has become a new winter staple in our home - Roasted Potato Soup. It fills your home with the most wonderful aroma. (Jeff comments on it each time he arrives home and it is simmering away on the stove.)

Love ya, lady!

Jennifer said...

Sweet! Thanks -- to both you and Becky! :) I'll definitely give it a try. Oh, and you know me, I LOVE soup so, PLEASE keep posting the recipes! Thanks! :)