How To: Make a Lemon Icing Glaze

In order to make my Lemon Blueberry Bundt all it could be and more, it needed an amazing lemon glaze. To achieve this, one needs to mix icing sugar with lemon juice as the base.

I decided to add in a ton of lemon zest and a teensy, weensy bit of butter to try and give it a good slick, crackly crust.

This was loaded with flavor, no taming the tastebuds here! My lemon dishes have to scream lemon, then slap you in the face with flavor, and this is exactly what this glaze did.

Ingredients Needed:

1 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar
1/4 cup of lemon juice
the zest of one lemon (or more!)
1 tsp of salted butter

In a large Pyrex measuring cup, the 4 cup capacity ones are the best, combine the sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Now, again, I use salted butter. If you want to add another layer of taste, feel free to toss just a pinch of salt into the mix now. We all know how I feel about salt in icings, such as my buttercream icing recipe. The salt is a necessity to cut the sugar taste and add some complexity past that overwhelming sweet rush. Just the tiniest pinch, depending on how salty your butter is.

Add in the butter then microwave on high for 45 seconds.

Take out the measuring cup and whisk until smooth, making sure there are no lumps.

Let it sit for a few minutes then pour it over your creation. This would be beyond amazing on scones, cakes, bundts of course, anything that you can think of that needs a lemon glaze works.

Happy Baking!

The Kitchen Magpie

How To: Make a Lemon Icing Glaze
Perfect lemon icing glaze, with salted butter giving it an amazing taste.
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Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups of confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • the zest of one lemon (or more!)
  • 1 tsp of salted butter
Instructions
  1. In a large Pyrex measuring cup, the 4 cup capacity ones are the best, combine the sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  2. Now, again, I use salted butter. If you want to add another layer of taste, feel free to toss just a pinch of salt into the mix now. We all know how I feel about salt in icings, such as my buttercream icing recipe. The salt is a necessity to cut the sugar taste and add some complexity past that overwhelming sweet rush. Just the tiniest pinch, depending on how salty your butter is.
  3. Add in the butter then microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  4. Take out the measuring cup and whisk until smooth, making sure there are no lumps.
  5. Let it sit for a few minutes then pour it over your creation.

 

 

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