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Boiled Icing


1 1/2 cups sugar

1/8 Tsp Cream of tartar

1 Tsp vanilla

3/4 cup boiling water

2 egg whites

pinch salt


Beat egg whites to stiff peaks.

In a heavy pan,combine the sugar,water,salt and cream of tartar.

Stir until sugar,salt and cream of tartar have dissolved.

Bring mixture to a boil and boil to a soft ball stage (236 deg).

Slowly pour mixture over the egg whites.

Add in the vanilla

Beat mixture until thick and creamy.