Glaze is a pastry ingredient used to cover pies and cakes. It gives a shiny appearance to pastries.
Neutral glaze is a jelly product, which is simply sugar, water and gelatine. This jelly can be replaced by fruit jelly. A glaze can be kept for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. The glaze can be used to embellish pies and make them shine. Originally, it has a neutral taste to which you can add vanilla or citrus peel.
MEILLEURduCHEF.com carries the neutral glaze ready to use to make your pastries shine. The material is soft and easy to work with. With a spatula, the topping can be applied in a flash. You'll have a perfect finish and an eye-catching cake.
Glazing, like frosting, covers a cake. This is done at the end of the baking. It dresses the cake and hides its small imperfections with a layer of chocolate, butter cream, cream cheese or icing sugar. Gives a smooth, shiny or coloured appearance. It provides a crunchy or melting texture.
The neutral glaze, on the other hand, covers entremets or fruit tarts. As explained above, it is made of sugar, water and gelatine. It looks like jelly. It adds a shine to the pastry. If you want to add a little colour to your glaze you can use water-soluble colourant in powder.
For Religieuses and Eclairs, Chef Philippe recommends the use of pastry fondant. It has a firm texture and is used for pastry decorations.