Sunday, April 22, 2012
6 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup liquid corn syrup
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
vanilla or other flavoring (for this one I used 1 tsp strawberry strawberry flavor and 1 cup of strawberry puree)
Have a large greased glass measure near the stove. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks until they are pale in color and thick, 3-5 minutes. Heat the sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan......stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a rolling boil, immediately transfer to the greased glass measure to stop the cooking.Pour a small amount of the syrup over the eggs in the mixer, and beat until incorporated. Continue until all the syrup is used up, and the mixture is pale and sticky, like liquid taffy. Continue beating until the mixture is completely cool (or you will melt the butter and ruin the frosting) Beat in the butter, one stick at a time, waiting until each is incorporated before adding in the next. At this point, you may also add in any flavoring.