Tested and Perfected by Food and Wine
Rich Five-Spice Glaze
© David Malosh

Rich Five-Spice Glaze

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • FAST

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

  1. 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  2. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  4. 3/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  7. 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water
  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.