Spice Island Buttercream

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  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Everyday, Holidays, Thanksgiving
  • Yields 6 cups of buttercream
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  • 400g of Granulated Sugar (approx. 1 ¾ cups)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 5 large Egg Whites
  • 1 ¼ lbs of Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 oz Rum, optional
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  • Electric Stand Mixer and Whisk Attachment
  • Saucepan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
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  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and cup water to a boil.

  • Place the eggs in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. When sugar reaches about 230 on the candy thermometer, whip the eggs at high speed.

  • When sugar reaches 240 remove it from heat immediately, and with the mixer running, add it to your eggs in a steady stream.

  • Continue to whip eggs until no heat remains in the bowl on medium-high speed until stiff but not dry; do not overbeat.

  • With the mixer still running, add your butter bit by bit, whipping until spreadable, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add rum, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add your brandy (to taste) with a whisk, and then fold in your freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

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