Egg and Lemon frosting(for Alix)
1 c sugar
2/3 c lemon juice(or less if you dont want it too tangy)
4 egg yolks
6 tbs butter
Combine sugar,lemon juice in 2-quart saucepan.Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved(1 to 2 minutes).Reduce heat to low.Beat eggs and yolks in a small bowl with wire whisk.Stir small amount of hot sugar mixture into egg mixture using wire whisk.Gradually stir egg mixture into hot sugar mixture.Continue cooking,stirring constantly,until mixture is thickened(6 to 8 minutes).Remove from heat,stir in 6 tbs butter,1 tbs at a time with wire whisk.
this frosting is great on sponge cakes,you could also use it as a tart filling,works great with that,or make small tartlets and fill them with it with some grated lemon rind on top.
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