Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today is the letter Fs turn. The recipe I pulled out was for the fig preserves, but the frosting recipe was stuck to it. So I figured why not 2 today. Besides my Mother use to make us a cake everyday for an after school snack and used this frosting. It brings back a lot of happy memories.
3 c cut-up figs
2 c sugar (if figs are very sweet reduce to 1 c or less)
1 (6oz.) package any flavor gelatin
Mix figs, sugar and gelatin in saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring very often for 20 to 25 minutes. The flavor gelatin you pick to add to your figs is a matter of personal preference. Momma used strawberry, but raspberry would be good too.
Pour mixture into sterilized jars. Wipe rim of jar clean and process in hot water bath.
And now for the Frosting....
½ c shortening
2 -2 ¼ c confectioners sugar
4 Tbs milk
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
In bowl cream shortening until soft and fluffy. Add confectioners sugar, milk, salt and vanilla to creamed shortening. Beat until soft and creamy.
This will frost one sheet cake.