This recipe is affectionately called Birthday Frosting by my beloved Mother. It is the frosting that we always had on the Black Magic Cake that I posted earlier.
Combine and mix well 4 tablespoons of flour and 1 cup of milk in a medium saucepan.
Cook on medium high, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a thick consistency. It will look like a paste. Refrigerate until cool.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of shortening and 1 cup of sugar. If making chocolate frosting, add 1/2 cup of cocoa.
Cream together and beat well.
When the flour/milk mixture is cool, add to the shortening and sugar mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla or flavoring of your choice.
Beat until no sugar granules can be felt, and frosting is light and very smooth.
Frost and enjoy!!!