Italian Meringue Buttercream Recipe with Video

Italian Meringue Buttercream Recipe with Video

A few week ago I shared how to make Swiss Meringue Buttercream and I got a lot of comments and emails. It seemed like you all enjoyed that recipe and some people asked me to share an Italian Meringue Buttercream Recipe. Well, I heard you and and made a little video for you.I am not sure why we shy away from Swiss and Italian Meringue Buttercream but, my guess is because you have to make a sugar syrup and add it to beaten egg whites while the syrup is hot. Then you have to add butter at the right time. Most of us learned how to make and decorate with a buttercream made from a solid shortening such as with the Wilton recipe. I am here to tell you that the Swiss and Italian Meringue Buttercream frostings taste delicous and they aren’t that hard to make. You just need a little patience, a few pointers and this video:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 4 sticks or 16 ounces of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or your favorite flavor
Read the whole recipe on The Bearfoot Baker