Sep
28

Fruit glaze

Fruit tart, with shining and glossy fruits in the center always look so tempting.  Sometimes I wonder what type of glaze did they use to make it shine so nice.  I know that we can use Apricot Glaze and Piping Gel to do the trick.  But today as I was leafing through my book titled “Cake Decorating for Dummies” (don’t laugh at the title, I got it at half price from MPH) there is a recipe on how to make your own Fruit Glaze.

So, for the ultimate shine -  and also to start using my soon-to-expire Corn Syrup, I tried making the glaze today.  The recipe only uses 3 ingredients but unfortunately following it exactly results in a very watery glaze.  I’ve adjusted the quantity and this is my version, slightly thick and not too sweet.


Makes 1/4 cup.

1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
 
Mix all in a small pan and bring to the boil, using medium heat.  Let it boil for 2 minutes while stirring frequently.  Wait for the glaze to cool down, then brush on fruits.   The glaze’s consistency will be thicker as it cools, and turns slightly brownish due to the brown sugar in it.

Apart from this glaze, you can also try to make your own Apricot Glaze and Piping Jelly.   You could also buy these items in most bakery ingredient shops but it is quite thick.  Add a little warm water to make it slightly of a thin consistency,   to work with.   Cheers.

  

Yasmin says:

Hi Han, not sure about shops in Klang, but if in KL you can get at the usual bakery ingredient shop like Bake with yen, Bagus. Maybe you can go to BAgus in Shah Alam ? Try Cold Storage supermarket. Thank you.

han says:

Hi.

May I know where did you buy corn syrup? I’m looking for it everywhere but couldn’t find one. I need it to make candy (I live in Klang).

Thank you.

Yasmin says:

ok you are welcome :)

cathj says:

Thank you for this recipe.. :)