Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Comfort Foods of Iowa

Chocolate Buttercream

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 ounces real semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Few drops half-and-half (or more)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until very stiff. Incorporate chocolate until creamy. Add more sugar or half-and-half until desired consistency is reached. Add vanilla and almond extract and beat until creamy.

A Cook's Tour of Iowa by Susan Puckett

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