2 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/8 tsp. salt
3 egg whites, unbeaten
3/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Boil sugar, water and salt for 3 minutes. Add slowly to unbeaten egg whites and cream of tartar beating all the while. Beat exactly 5 minutes. This makes enough for a large cake or 2 small ones. If any is left, can be put into jar in refrigerator.