Cooked Buttercream Frosting

1 cup milk
7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light butter, chilled
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cook milk and flour in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat 2 1/2 minutes or until very thick, stirring constantly with a whisk.  Spoon into a bowl, cover and chill thoroughly.  Beat butter and chilled flour mixture at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.  Gradually add sugar and beat just until blended (do not over beat).  Stir in vanilla, cover and chill.  Makes 2 1/3 cups frosting.

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