Ermine Buttercream (Cooked Flour Frosting)

Learn how to make cooked flour frosting with this easy to follow tutorial. This vanilla ermine frosting is so velvety that it melts in your mouth! You can easily make this at home in your own kitchen by following along with this video tutorial.



If you find American buttercream too sweet and are looking for something with a velvety, melt in your mouth texture, then you really have to try this Vanilla ermine (also known as cooked flour) buttercream. This recipe is specifically for vanilla, but you can of course add any flavor to it. You need very few ingredients and equipment to make this recipe at home.

WHAT MAKES COOKED FLOUR FROSTING DIFFERENT TO AMERICAN BUTTERCREAM?

With ermine buttercream, some ingredients, such as, the flour, sugar, salt & milk are quickly cooked in a small pot and allowed to cool which then forms a pudding like mixture and is added to the butter to form the ermine frosting/buttercream.

With american buttercream, you simply mix the butter with some powdered sugar, milk & vanilla extract to create the frosting. It is quicker to make this version, but it is much sweeter and not as velvety as the cooked flour frosting. But both frostings are great to frost cakes, cupcakes or use as a macaron filling. Both frostings can also be flavored however you like.

Here is the link to my Delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr3As…

Ingredients:

  • 30g (¼ cup) all purpose flour
  • 150g (¾ cup) white sugar
  • 250g (1 cup) milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 225g (1 cup) unsalted, softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

This recipe makes 2 cups of frosting, which is enough to cover 2 x 9-inch cakes. You can leave this frosting out at room temperature for about 6 hours, but it is best to refrigerate the frosting if you are in a very warm climate. You can refrigerate any leftover frosting for around 1 week.

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