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Old 09-14-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Low-carb glaze?

I was wondering if anyone has had success making a low-carb glaze? I've had success with low-carb buttercream or cream cheese frosting. But I'd like to make a glaze that hardens. Any ideas? I'm thinking maybe xylitol, but I'm not sure.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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This sounds odd, but I accidentally made a peanut butter glaze using coconut oil. I used Spectrum refined (no coconut flavor), pb2, and liquid splenda and mixed it well. I poured it over this chocolate concoction I created (it was butter and cocoa powder mixed and baked), and it created a glaze that hardened.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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I'm hoping to do some petit four experimenting soon and have a few thoughts on how I might be able to get a glaze to work. Not sure though. I think it'll be a bit tricky. Have to go to Dallas for a funeral this weekend, so I won't do much on this for a week or so. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:16 PM   #4
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you can make a very good glaze with powdered erythritol and a TINY bit of water. if you do it in a plastic sandwich bag, you and massage it till will mixed then snip off a tiny corner and pipe it in zigzags, which looks nice.

I put it on hot muffins, and have never tried it on something cold with the objective of getting it to harden, but I bet it would.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I need all the ideas I can get.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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I saw this recipe from Tropical Traditions recently. I haven't tried it yet.

It uses coconut cream concentrate mixed with honey to make a frosting. It would probably work with another sweetner.

I would soften the coconut cream in a pan over hot water, not directly in a pan on the burner.



Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Servings: 48
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

1 cup pumpkin purree
6 tablespoons flax seed meal
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cup almond meal
1 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
Icing:

1 cup Coconut Cream Concentrate
1/4 cup honey
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer blend together pumpkin, flax seed meal, xanthan gum, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, salt, honey, coconut oil, and spices.

In a separate bowl combine almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and blend well.

Roll Tbsp size balls and flatten with hands. The dough will not spread while baking. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack or paper towel.

Icing:

Carefully soften coconut cream concentrate in a small sauce pan over low heat. It will burn quickly so stir constantly. Add honey. Place a 1/2 tsp of icing on each cookie. It will be the consistency of play dough. With your fingers press out the dough to the edges of the cookie.


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Old 09-15-2011, 08:30 AM   #7
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you can make a very good glaze with powdered erythritol and a TINY bit of water. if you do it in a plastic sandwich bag, you and massage it till will mixed then snip off a tiny corner and pipe it in zigzags, which looks nice.

I put it on hot muffins, and have never tried it on something cold with the objective of getting it to harden, but I bet it would.
Does it crystallize when it cools? I was thinking xylitol might be smoother...
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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Kevin had a recipe for a low carb glaze.
LC Glaze Kevin
1/4 cup powdered erythritol
1 T. not/Sugar
1/4 t. splenda quick pack
4 t. cc milk
1/4 t. vanilla

Whisk together erythritol, not/Sugar, and splenda to remove all clumps.
Whisk in milk and vanilla until smooth.
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Did anyone ever come up w/ a glaze that hardens? I know that powdered maltitol and any liquid does but I'm out of malitol or would use that. I haven't used powdered in quite awhile since I ran out, it was one of the first lc sweetners that I bought. Just wondered if I have a sweetner here that will harden. I need to get some more powdered malitol, I pretty much only used it as a hard glaze on lc cookies and it lasted about 4 yrs.

Powdered Swerve?

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:57 AM   #10
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Does maltitol harden? I might have to get some, out of my entire arsenal of sweeteners, not one of them can harden into a respectable glaze -- even Whey Low.

Once I made some spiced candied nuts where the xylitol was boiled with water until it became a syrup, and then you were supposed to toss the nuts in the syrup and wait for them to harden. Well, I made too much syrup, so I took the leftover syrup, added some powdered xylitol to it, and it made something similar to a donut glaze--it did was crusty and crackly and everything.

Let me see if I can find the recipe as I don't think the website where I originally found it is still active.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:41 PM   #11
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Englishlit, very early in my lc WOE, I made the pecan cookies on Carolyn's site that are like the Mexican wedding cookies that are rolled in conf. sugar. I had rolled into logs but they didn't hold that shape and formed ovals/rectangles but were not thin. I used powdered maltitol, pinch of salt, vanilla and milk for a glaze. Lo and behold it hardened just like a royal icing, I was very pleased. I would also use the glaze on my pound cake recipe and use lemon juice for the liquid. But since I pour over a xylitol/lemon juice mix over the cake, the glaze hardened but the next day after sitting was kinda wet in places but still had crunch and had cracked, but still yummy and fine w/ me. I've searched the internet since posting earlier and can't find the brand that I used, I had both powdered and granulated and threw away the empty containers. Can't remember the brand but they came in a cardboard round container w/ a plastic lid and the color of the container was mostly blue. Would all maltitol harden, I have no idea but this brand certainly did.
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