Daily Archives: August 25, 2011

Yummy Satin Chocolate Glaze

Ruth 1: 16-18   But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

I love the story of Ruth.  In Ruth I see true friendship,  love and devotion.  God created us to need each other and we need friends!  Each day I receive a devotion from Bible Gateway called “Girlfriends In God.”   I am putting the link here for today’s message because it is about Ruth, friends, love and devotion.  If you have time I think it will be worth your while to read.  Blessings from your friend, Catherine.
Girlfriends In God link.

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The other day mom made a yellow Bundt cake to take to our neighbors.  I didn’t want a heavy frosting and I really like the looks of chocolate on the yellow cake.  So I used this Chocolate Glaze recipe.  It makes a glossy chocolate that is a good recipe for cakes, cookies, or donuts.  The best part – few ingredients, fast and easy!

Yummy Satin Chocolate Glaze
INGREDIENTS:

  •  3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

 DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except vanilla, in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute.  Stir well
  3. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, stopping when all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Spread warm glaze over top of cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.  The frosting will set as it cools.

Optional stop top method:

  1. In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water, combine chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup.
  2. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, then add vanilla.
  3. Spread warm glaze over top of cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.

The Difference Between Frosting, Icing, Crumb Coating, and Glaze

To put a finishing touch on cakes, cookies, and pastries, you have a couple of options:

Frosting, also called icing, is a sweet, spreadable filling and coating used on cakes and cookies. It should have enough body and firmness to hold its shape when applied, but be soft enough to spread easily. Examples of frosting include ganache, buttercream, and royal icing.

A crumb coat is a thin layer of frosting spread on a cake, applied before the final layer of frosting. This initial layer secures stray crumbs and keeps them from showing on the finished cake. It also provides a smooth surface on which to spread the final frosting layer. To apply a crumb coat, use an offset spatula to spread a small amount of frosting on the top and sides of the cake, wiping any crumbs off the spatula with a damp cloth. Chill the cake for 20 minutes or so to let the crumb coat set, and then apply the rest of the frosting.

A glaze is a glossy coating, such as an egg wash brushed on pastry, melted jelly brushed on a fruit tart, or chocolate on a cake. On cakes, the glaze is often applied by being poured gently over the top of the cake and coaxed gently with an offset spatula to create drips down the side of the cake.

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