- 1 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup or 1/2 stick Parkay margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Beat cream cheese, margarine and vanilla until fluffy. Add the sifted powdered sugar 1/2-cup at a time until all is used. If frosting becomes too stiff, thin with a few drops of water.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.