- Yield : About 3/4 cup
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 5m
- Ready In : 10m
This information is per serving.
Calories From Fat27
Serving Size:1 tbsp. (15 ml)
This simple chocolate glaze has only 4 ingredients; butter, baking chocolate, powered sugar and water. It is perfect for cookies, cupcakes, Boston Cream Pie/Cake, eclairs, and doughnuts.
Use this glaze for the following recipes:
This glaze thickens as it cools. If it is too thin and runny when made, allow it to set up a few minutes instead of adding more sugar. If it becomes too thick, thin by stirring in a teaspoon (5 ml) of hot water.
Substituting Cocoa Powder
The days of an 8-oz. package of baking chocolate are gone. Today, you get 4-oz. for the price of 8-oz. An alternative to baking chocolate is cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is available in 8-oz. packages and bulk. There are two types of cocoa powder; processed without alkali and processed with alkali also known as Dutch chocolate. The differences are color, taste, and nutrient value. The alkali process destroys the antioxidant chocolate flavonoids.
To substitute cocoa powder for 1-ounce of baking chocolate:
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) shortening or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) butter
- 1 oz. (28 g) unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 cup (120 g) sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) boiling water
Method of Preparation
Combine butter and chocolate in a small heavy sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate melts. Cool 3 to 4 minutes.
Add sugar and hot water. Combine using a wood spoon or hand mixer until uniform texture. Use immediately.