Tuesday, March 23, 2010

German Chocolate Frosting

I wanted to try some homemade german chocolate frosting to dress up some brownies so I gave this recipe try and it was so yummy.  It is perfect for cupcakes, cakes and brownies.

1 c. evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. coconut
1 c. chopped almonds (pecans will work too)

*  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, egg yolks and sugar.  Whisk until combined.  Add butter.  Cook and stir until thick, about 10-12 minutes.  

* While sugar mixture is cooking, put almonds in baking dish and put in oven.  Cook 4-6 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted.  Watch very carefully because it will burn quickly.  

* After mixture is thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla, coconut and toasted almonds.   Stir together and let cool till thick enough to spread on baked item.
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