Fresh Strawberry Frosting

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Use this frosting in the recipe for Fresh Organic Strawberry Cupcakes.

Ingredients

Preparation

In an electric mixer, blend the butter, strawberry puree and salt. Add the powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice. Beat to a smooth consistency, adding a little more lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, as needed.

Notes

Measuring powdered sugar

In professional kitchens nearly all dry ingredients are weighed rather than measured. This is because the measurable volume varies based on how dry ingredients were milled or refined, making weight a more reliable measure for consistent baking results. Flour has become much more consistent in recent years so that now, in most home recipes, it is measured. Powdered sugar, however, continues to vary greatly from brand to brand.

In order to make the transition from pounds to cups, we've used the powdered sugar that we carry at PCC as our guideline. It's a bit denser in character than the classic brand-name varieties and weighs more by measure, thus making the formula short of the usual 4 cups to a pound. This is why we’re using 5 1/2 cups in this recipe rather than 6.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on March 23, 2013.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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