Yesterday was Family day here in Ontario. We had the great pleasure of getting together with our friends and their kids. I made the kids a pizza party with a movie to watch and the adults got to enjoy a meal around the dining room table uninterrupted...... for the first time ever!
For dinner I made homemade Salisbury steak with onion gravy, crispy roasted potatoes and garlicky sauteed veggies. I was a little stuck on what to make for dessert. We don't eat dessert often but I think it's a must when company is dining with us.
I decided on oatmeal cookies. I whipped up a batch with no problems, I've made this basic recipe many times before. They turned out terrible. Dispite following the recipe exactly I ended up with cookies that were half risen and had gooey spots. I tried one and they tasted like baking soda. I thought I did something wrong!
I pitched the cookies and made a batch of "muffins that taste like donuts". Once again, a recipe I have made many times but it didn't turn out. I measured the baking soda very carefully but these little babies didn't taste like donuts, they tasted like baking soda.
Then my daughter said,"maybe something is up with the baking soda". I think she was right, no more yellow box no name baking soda for me!
I started looking on the internet for icing recipes using regular granulated sugar. Boy, did I ever find a recipe! It's called "The best frosting I've ever had' and it TRULY is! It's not too sweet and it turned out light and fluffy.
I've never made a cooked icing but I am now a convert! Who knew that flour, milk, butter, vanilla and granulated sugar would make the best icing ever. Get the recipe here