La Glassa - A
The outside of many pastries is covered with a light layer of glaze prepared with confectionary sugar and lemon
juice and butter.
The sourness of the lemon juice should counterbalance the sweetness of the confectionary sugar and to
make chocolate glaze, use bitter cocoa to archive a pleasantly delicate and balanced taste.
½ cup confectionary sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add more if needed.
zest of 1 medium lemon
2 teaspoons of butter
Mix all the ingredients in a heat resistant bowl to form a thick and uniform paste. Then cook it in a double
boiler, turning continuously, until smooth and soft. Sprinkle with sifted additional confectionary sugar if the
glaze is too liquid; add more jiuce if the glaze is too dry. You can add food coloring.
To make chocolate glaze, do not use lemon juice or zest, use milk instead, add a pinch of vanilla and 2 tablespoons
of bitter or unsweetened cocoa.