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Brown Butter Frosting

blueyedfeather

"Brown butter frosting is an 'old' recipe that is not commonly used anymore; however it is delicious. It is easy to make as long as you are careful to not burn the butter. This frosting is great on top of brownies."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 165 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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Directions

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  1. Heat butter, stirring constantly, in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it browns and becomes very aromatic, 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk confectioners' sugar into butter until dissolved and remove saucepan from heat; stir in milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Beat butter mixture using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth; add more milk if frosting is too thick.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Make sure to stir butter continuously while heating and be very careful to not burn the butter - if you do, start over again with new butter.
  • If you are not using the frosting immediately, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate so it does not dry out.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 165 calories; 4.7 g fat; 31.4 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I like very view icing, but this one is good. Tastes like maple fudge.

Perfect as is! I used this as frosting on my banana bread.

This was good and really easy to make. I used a bit more butter (about 1/3 cup) and 1/4 cup milk. It was really sweet to taste by itself but worked really well on the butter pecan cake I made.

Awesome! Great on cinnamon rolls