½ cup butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons milk
1. Place butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter has "burned" and turned a nice tan color. Remove the saucepan from heat.
2. Slowly mix in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, beating with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency is reached.
3. Use frosting immediately, as frosting will set up quickly.
In Step 1, if butter turns dark brown or black, you have allowed it to burn too long.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins