A thin, glossy coating for both hot and cold foods. A savory glaze might be a reduced meat stock or Aspic, whereas a sweet glaze could be anything from melted jelly to a chocolate coating. An Egg Wash brushed on pastry before baking to add color and shine is also called a glaze.

Glaze (verb) – To coat food with a thin, liquid, sweet or savory mixture that will be smooth and shiny after setting.

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