About this recipe:This light and gorgeous icing is perfect for a lighter cake, when you don't want all the richness of a butter-based icing.
2 egg whites
175g caster sugar
5 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
Combine the egg whites, sugar, golden syrup, water, cream of tartar and salt in the top of a double boiler over water that is at a hard boil. Start beating right away with a beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla or your favourite flavouring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily.
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