Posted by Karyn Granrudhttps://pintsizedbaker.com/vanilla-buttercream/
Millions of little Vanilla Seeds give this Vanilla Bean Buttercream wonderful flavor.
Cook Time20 mins
1 cup sugar
2 whole vanilla beans
pinch of salt
1 pound Butter, unsalted
Mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla bean seeds and salt in the bowl of your stand mixer. Place the mixing bowl over a simmering pot of water. The water should not touch the bottom of the bowl. Whisk the mixture constantly until it comes to 160 on a candy thermometer or instant read thermometer.
Move the bowl to the stand mixer and whip at medium speed for 5 minutes until the bowl is slightly warm to the touch. Cut the butter into 1 tablespoon sized pieces and add them one at a time with the mixer at a lower setting.
When all the butter is added, increase the speed to medium-high and whip until smooth, light and fluffy.
Cover and refrigerate if you are not using it right away.
To use from the fridge, allow it to come to room temperature then re-whip it smooth.