Glazing is a process often used in pastry cooking, whereby a substance is applied to the surface of the pastry in order to produce a shiny and golden surface. This also can alter the texture of the pastry.

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What is a non-alcoholic substitute for rum in a glaze?

I want to make an orange cake and its recipe calls for rum in the glaze. Rum, anything alcoholic, rum extract, etc. are not an option for me. Is there a way to substitute with vanilla extract? If so, ...
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If a recipe calls for Pectin NH can I use other pectin?

I am making this yule log for christmas which requires pectin NH for the glaze. Can I use any other normal pectin instead of the pectin NH and have the same glossy finish?
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a good substitute for pineapple when cooking a ham

I want to make a Dr. Pepper glazed ham, which calls for pineapple juice. Unfortunately, my child is allergic to pineapple. What can I use to replace the pineapple juice and pineapple bits on the ham?
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Creating a recipe for a glazed fruit pie - what starch to use?

I am assembling a recipe for a glazed fruit pie, refrigerated and not cooked. The glaze will be made from a starch which will be boiled with water and sugar, poured over berries in a jelly roll pan ...
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How can you achieve the glazed top in a mille-feuille?

A mille-feuille (or tompouce) is a pastry, consisting of layers of puff pastry with pastry cream in-between (see this if you don't know it). If you buy it in a pastry store, I find that the glazed ...
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What's a good molasses-based glaze for pork tenderloin?

My wife and I cooked a pork tenderloin with a molasses-based glaze/sauce this evening. However, we didn't care for it, not because of the molasses but because the recipe called for ground cumin—turns ...
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Glazing pastry - Egg white or Milk?

What are the benefits of using egg white vs milk when glazing different kinds of pastry? - For example what should you use for Puff Pastry and Plain Pastry? Does using either glaze give a different ...
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Is my blue glazed crock safe to make wine vinegar in?

I have an urge to purchase a "vinegar mother" and make homemade vinegar with leftover red wine. According to what I have read, it is not a difficult process, and I have had great success with making ...