I am a huge fan of Swiss Meringue buttercream.Though delicious, it is a little time consuming to make. If you need a great alternative in a rush this will be perfect I have been working on perfecting this for the past few days and I have to say I was most pleased with my last result.
Up until now when in a rush I have been using Jessicakes marshmallow fluff buttercream recipe which is brilliant too. Definitely worth checking out.
To make my version you need:
2 tablespoons (15g)pure albumen powder or Meri white
120ml hot water
200g granulated sugar
125g sifted icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Dissolve Meri White in the water and commence mixing using the whisk attachment on your mixer whilst gradually adding the sugar. Continue whisking until full peak is obtained (about 8 to 10 minutes at full speed)
Once full peak is obtained swap whisk for paddle attachment and add butter gradually (it may curdle,don’t panic just carry on mixing. Add vanilla extract and continue beating mixture for a further 2 to 3 minutes.
Add sifted icing sugar and beat until nice and fluffy.