Swiss buttercream

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Julie

Julie

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
egg whites
600 g granulated sugar
1 kg butter (cool)
vanilla beans (scraped)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • thermometer
  • whisk
  • large mixing bowl
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with whisk attachment

Nutrition per serving

Cal
130
Protein
1 g
Fat
11 g
Carb
30 g
  • Step 1/4

    • egg whites
    • 600 g granulated sugar
    • large saucepan
    • thermometer
    • whisk
    • large mixing bowl

    Fill a large saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a slow simmer. In the bowl of stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites and sugar; place bowl over the pot of water. Heat mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches 70°C/160°F; the sugar should be completely dissolved.

  • Step 2/4

    • stand mixer or hand mixer with whisk attachment

    Transfer bowl to stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Gradually increase speed to high until egg whites form stiff peaks and the bowl and meringue have cooled to the touch.

  • Step 3/4

    • vanilla beans (scraped)
    • 1 kg butter

    With the mixer still running, add vanilla bean seeds, then add butter gradually until all of it is incorporated and the buttercream is light and smooth. This can take time due to the size of the batch. Store buttercream in an airtight container in refrigerator if not using immediately, however it is best used fresh, as its color and texture can change when stored.

  • Step 3

    • vanilla beans (scraped)
    • 1 kg butter

    With the mixer still running, add vanilla bean seeds, then add butter gradually until all of it is incorporated and the buttercream is light and smooth. This can take time due to the size of the batch. Store buttercream in an airtight container in refrigerator if not using immediately, however it is best used fresh, as its color and texture can change when stored.