Gravy Icing/Ermine Icing
5 Tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk flour and milk till pudding consistency. Remove from heat, whisk vanilla and salt, pour into a bowl to cool completely. Hint: to shorten cooling time transfer into another cooled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent skimming.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add slowly, cooled "flour/milk" mixture, mixing until looks like whipping cream.
Frost cake. Yum, a beautifully cooked frosting favorite.
Historically partnered with Red Velvet Cake.