This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
1 teaspoonful corn starch
1/4 cupful water
1 tablespoonful lemon juice
Confectioner's sugar (about 1 1/2 cupfuls)
Boil the corn starch and water five minutes, add the lemon juice and stir in the sugar till of the right consistency to spread.
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoonfuls orange or lemon juice
Few grains salt Confectioner's sugar to spread
Add the fruit juice and salt to the egg yolks. Beat slightly, and, gradually, whip in confectioner's sugar to spread.
2 egg whites, beaten stiff 1 tablespoonful vinegar 1 tablespoonful corn starch
1/2 teaspoonful lemon extract Confectioner's sugar to spread, about 2 cupfuls
Beat together all the ingredients, adding sugar until the frosting is stiff enough to spread. This is especially good on a spice cake.
Confectioner's sugar to spread, about 1 1/2 cupfuls
Heat the coffee, add the cream and vanilla, and gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar until the frosting is of the right consistency to spread.
4 egg whites 4 cupfuls confectioner's sugar
1/3 teaspoonful cream of tartar
Beat the egg whites with 1/2 cupful of the sugar for three minutes; then commence adding sugar in equal quantities, beating between the additions till half is used. Add the cream of tartar with the third cupful of sugar; then continue adding sugar, a little at a time, till a knife makes a "clean cut" in the frosting. It is then ready to use.
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoonfuls maple syrup
Few drops vanilla
Confectioner's sugar Chopped walnuts or hickory nuts
Mix together the egg yolk, syrup and vanilla, and beat in sifted confectioner's sugar till stiff enough to spread. Sprinkle the cake, when iced, with the chopped nuts.
1 1/2 cupfuls confectioner's sugar 1 teaspoonful vanilla
2 1/2 tablespoonfuls strong coffee 1/2 tablespoonful cocoa 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls butter
Cream the butter, add the cocoa and powdered sugar, gradually, until it begins to get thick, then add a little of the coffee and sugar, alternately, putting the vanilla in last.
Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting and add 1 1/4 cupfuls of chopped dried figs, just before the frosting is ready to spread. This also makes a delicious cake filling.
Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting and add five quartered marshmallows just before beating the mixture.
Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting, adding a half cupful of coarsely-chopped walnuts or hickory nut meats before beating the mixture.