My baby girl turns 8 today.
Yes, it is cliche, but I find it hard to believe that it has been 8 years since I held Matéa in my arms for the first time.
She still warms my heart.
Happy Birthday, sweet girl.
It isn't a big secret that my mom wasn't big into baking and cooking, but there are a few recipes of hers that I cherish. Here is my favorite frosting recipe - it isn't super thick and sweet, which makes it perfect to me. :)
Mom's Mock Whipped Cream Frosting
4 TBS flour
1 cup milk
- cook over low/med heat, stirring constantly to avoid lumps (I used a whisk); cool thoroughly, but don't put in the fridge - stir well after cooled
1 cup butter softened or 1/2 cup butter + 1/2 cup shortening (I like the taste with all butter - my mom made it with 1/2 + 1/2)
1 Cup sugar
- beat on high speed until creamy
ADD 1 tsp vanilla and beat
ADD cooled flour/milk mixture and beat until fluffy on high speed