Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chocolate Glaze

     As promised, here is a recipe for an easy chocolate glaze that you can use on cakes and brownies. It can hardly be called a recipe since it requires only two ingredients. But here you go anyway:

Chocolate Glaze

40g dark chocolate
1 TBSP butter/margarine
flavourings* (optional)
makes enough to cover a small 6-inch cake

1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds.
3. Add the butter to the chocolate and microwave for another 30 seconds.
4. Stir the chocolate-butter mixture to check the consistency.
5. Continue microwaving in 15 second bursts until the mixture is a creamy consistency.
6. Add flavourings* of choice and stir well.
7. Using a spatula, spread onto cake/brownie.
8. Put the cake/brownie in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.

* ½ teaspoon of any extract (vanilla, peppermint, almond...) 
1 tsp grated orange rind
1 tsp liquer

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