Rich Five-Spice Glaze

Chinese five-spice powder gives an exotic Asian flavor to this simple glaze for doughnuts.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups

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  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients except the hot water. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat at low speed until smooth; add the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze is thin enough for dipping. Use right away, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Photo © David Malosh Published December 2011

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