Frosting Recipe by Auntie Mad

This final recipe originated with Gini’s Aunt Madelyn (“Auntie Mad”), a legendary family cook who worked in the kitchen of the Essex Lobster House. Auntie Mad is said to have “put the Lobster House on the map,” with her popular Baked Stuffed Lobster, but she is also remembered for her splendid ability to add icing to any cake.

Frosting Ingredients

1 cup milk

¼ cup all-purpose flour

Woodmans frosting

½ cup butter

½ cup margarine

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to make the frosting

Combine the milk and flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Allow to cool. Beat the butter, margarine, and sugar for four minutes with an electric mixer. Add to the cooled flour mixture. Add the vanilla and beat 4 more minutes.

Recipe Note: It is important to beat the mixture until the texture becomes fluffy.

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