Penuche is really candy. It came from Mexico.

In saucepan melt

1/2 cup butter

Stir in

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

Continue cooking over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring.

Stir in

1/4 cup milk

Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.

Take out spoon and set pan in cold water. When you can hold your hand on the bottom of the pan the syrup is cool enough.

Then stir in

1 3/4 to 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Set pan in ice water. Beat until thick enough to spread. If icing is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar. If too thick, add a few drops of hot water.

Easy Penuche Icing 71Well packed brown sugar will hold its shape when turned out of the cup.

Well-packed brown sugar will hold its shape when turned out of the cup.

A full rolling boil looks like this.

Butter Icing