Way yummy Old Fashioned Frosting

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old fashioned frosting like of epMy mother-in-law gave me this recipe.  It is the frosting my husband remembers from childhood and my children love now.

Old Fashioned Frosting Vanilla or Chocolate

Makes 4 cups

Combine the following into a bowl:
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
¼ cup flour
3 TB cornstarch
½ tsp salt
¼ c cocoa (for chocolate frosting only)
Whisk together to remove any lumps and gradually add:
1 ½ cups whole milk
Pour into a saucepan through a strainer to ensure no lumps remain.
Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 5-7 min until thick.
Cool in refrigerator.
Meanwhile, cut 3 sticks (1 ½ cups) unsalted butter into TB size squares and soften to room temp.
When frosting mixture has cooled, transfer to a mixing bowl and add:
2 tsp vanilla
The softened butter
4-5 oz chocolate (for chocolate frosting only)
Beat mixture at medium/high for about 5 min until fluffy. Let frosting sit at room temperature for up to 1 hr. before using.

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