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How To Make Maple Glaze

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This one is really quick and easy, and works on so many fall favorites: sweet breads like banana or zucchini, pies, cakes, donuts. Pretty much anything that you would normally put a frosting or glaze on.

Ingredients


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (see note below)
1 tablespoon milk

Directions

Combine all the ingredients over low heat.


Stir until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little more milk. Check the taste and adjust as needed. We added more syrup.

NOTE: Don’t do this with “maple flavored” syrup. If you’re going to use something that’s mostly corn syrup anyway, just buy a can of pre-made frosting.

You’ll have to pour it over whatever you’re frosting pretty quickly. It starts to solidify almost immediately.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with the recipe for that apple cake we’re frosting.

Until then, if you haven’t already, go sign up for the free sample chapter of Starting From Scratch: The Owner’s Manual for Your Kitchen.

Maple Glaze

Maple Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons real maple syrup, avoid "Maple Flavored Syrup"
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients over low heat.

Stir until smooth. If too thick, add milk. Taste and adjust as needed.

Use immediately, as the glaze starts to harden as soon as you remove it from the heat.

Want more like this? For more recipes like this, that you can hold right in your hands, and write on, take notes, tear pages out if you want (Gosh, you're tough on books, aren't you?) you might be interested in How To Cook Like Your Grandmother, 2nd edition, Illustrated. Or to learn your way around the kitchen, check out Starting From Scratch: The Owner's Manual for Your Kitchen.

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