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Hi Sue,


I think I have the exact recipe you are looking for :) It is a

favorite of my husband. His mother (born in 1920) got him hooked on

it. I added her 'notes'.


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Genesis 2:15 The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the

garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.




Quick Butterscotch Frosting


1 cup brown sugar

3 Tbls shortening

2 Tbls butter

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar


Combine brown sugar, shortening, butter and salt in a sauce pan and

bring liquid to a boil, stirring constantly.

(Note: Just let melted shortenings boil. Don't let brown sugar

dissolve, or it will burn)

Add milk and cook over low heat 3 minutes.


Add confectioner's sugar and beat until it is thick enough to spread.

(Note: I sometimes need to add more sugar to get it thick enough)


On Dec 15, 2009, at 4:19 PM, sue reynolds wrote:


> When I was still living at home, my mother would sometimes make a

> really good butterscotch frosting for chocolate cake. It came from

> the top of a can of Spry shortening, and involved cooking brown

> sugar, shortening, and butter, then adding in milk, and then, after

> taking it off the heat, powdered sugar. Of course, I don't have the

> recipe any more, and the proportions are really key for a recipe

> like this. Does anyone have some idea where I could find the recipe?

> I don't think they even make Spry shortening anymore...not that I've

> had any shortening in the house for twenty some years.


> Something about Christmas just makes me want to bake, and this

> frosting would be perfect. Thanks!


> Sue in Wausau.


> (My mother was born in 1909, and I think the recipe was from the

> late forties, but possibly even earlier.)








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