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Petit Four Glaze: Easy Recipe for White Chocolate Glaze

Last Updated on January 19, 2023

Are you wondering how to make that perfect white chocolate petit four-glaze? If you think it is hard to make, then you are wrong. This white chocolate glaze recipe will surely shock you with how easy and quick it is. 

Essentially, petit fours is derived from a French word that means small oven. You can also refer to it as mignardises. Usually, covered in fondant, they are sweet and delicate bite-size cakes perfect for tea time, parties, weddings, birthdays, or baby showers. However, we will be using white chocolate for this recipe. 

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Benefits of White Chocolate for Petit Four Glaze 

First of all, you should only eat white chocolate in moderation. For this reason, excessive consumption is not ideal at all. In that regard, eating white chocolate in a limited amount can help regulate the fat in the body. As a result, lessens bad cholesterol levels. Not only that but also it can lead to a healthy heart. In addition to that, sugar in white chocolate makes it beneficial for individuals with a glucose deficiency in the bloodstream.

Moreover, white chocolate has cocoa butter which is a rich source of antioxidants. Because of that, it helps in removing toxic substances from the body. Likewise, it enhances the flexibility in the movement of white blood cells. It can also help to avoid artery-clogging. Also, it aids in improving the recovery of ruptured tissues in the body.

Benefits of White Chocolate

What You Will Need: Petit Four Glaze

Ingredients

  •  6 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of white chocolate, chopped
  • edible flowers, berries, and sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Equipment

  • Rubber spatula
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sieve
  • Saucepan
  • Wire rack
  • Baking sheet

mixing bowl Set of 6 – stainless steel mixing bowls

Step by Step: White Chocolate Glaze For Petit Fours

Step 1

Begin with putting water into a saucepan, placing the saucepan on the stove, and bringing the water to a boil. When the water is simmering, place a bigger glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Hence, referred to as double-boiling.

Step 2

Pour the sifted powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Then, whisk and combine well.

Step 3

Check the mixture’s temperature from time to time. And then continually whisk or stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and consistent. If the temperature reaches 92 degrees Fahrenheit, the mixture is ready. The mixture should be thin and not thick, thin enough to slide and drizzle off the spoon; however, it should not be thin enough to run off the cake. 

Melting White Chocolate for Petit Fours

Step 4

Add the chopped white chocolate to the mixture and stir until the chocolate melts. 

Step 5

Turn down the stove’s heat. But keep the water steaming under the mixture so that the glaze will remain fluid. You can do this while you work with the cakes.

Step 6

Coat the petit fours. Before coating the cakes, make sure that the petit fours are chilled. You can dip, drizzle or pour the glaze on top of your chilled or frozen petit fours. If you want an even layer of glaze, you can place the chilled cakes on top of a wire rack. Place a baking sheet below the wire rack. After that, pour the glaze all over the petit fours and let them cool down.

Coat the petit fours

Step 7 

After coating all the petit fours, you can add the garnish you want. Afterward, you can place the petit fours in a cooling rack, or a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Let it cool or set, and then serve. Your petit four glaze is ready! 

Tips and Tricks for Petit Four Glaze

You can make the cakes in advance. If you do this, place them in a container with a lid to keep the cakes moist. And then store them in the fridge for up to two days. You can also store them inside the freezer for up to three months. Make sure to let your cakes thaw in the refrigerator, or on the counter. After that, coat them with white chocolate glaze before serving. 

When using white chocolate for this recipe, make sure you use white chocolate suitable for melting. Please refrain from using white chocolate chips because they will ruin the consistency of the glaze. Chocolate chips tend to be too thick and have a grainy texture when melted. Moreover, you can remove and replace different kinds of extracts in this recipe; you can use lemon extract if you’d prefer. 

Petit Four Glaze: Easy Recipe for White Chocolate Glaze

Are you wondering how to make that perfect white chocolate petit four glaze? If you think it is hard to make, then you are wrong. This white chocolate glaze recipe will surely shock you with how easy and quick it is. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Petit Four Glaze: Easy Recipe for White Chocolate Glaze
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Sieve
  • Saucepan
  • Wire rack
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Begin with putting water into a saucepan, placing the saucepan on the stove, and bringing the water to a boil. When the water is simmering, place a bigger glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Hence, referred to as double-boiling.
  • Pour the sifted powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Then, whisk and combine well.
  • Check the mixture’s temperature from time to time. And then continually whisk or stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and consistent. If the temperature reaches 92 degrees Fahrenheit, the mixture is ready. The mixture should be thin and not thick, thin enough to slide and drizzle off the spoon; however, it should not be thin enough to run off the cake.
  • Add the chopped white chocolate to the mixture and stir until the chocolate melts.
  • Turn down the stove’s heat. But keep the water steaming under the mixture so that the glaze will remain fluid. You can do this while you work with the cakes.
  • Coat the petit fours. Before coating the cakes, make sure that the petit fours are chilled. You can dip, drizzle or pour the glaze on top of your chilled or frozen petit fours. If you want an even layer of glaze, you can place the chilled cakes on top of a wire rack. Place a baking sheet below the wire rack. After that, pour the glaze all over the petit fours and let them cool down.
  • After coating all the petit fours, you can add the garnish you want. Afterward, you can place the petit fours in a cooling rack, or a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Let it cool or set, and then serve.

Notes

You can make the cakes in advance. If you do this, place them in a container with a lid to keep the cakes moist. And then store them in the fridge for up to two days. You can also store them inside the freezer for up to three months. Make sure to let your cakes thaw in the refrigerator, or on counter. After that, coat them with white chocolate glaze before serving. 
When using white chocolate for this recipe, make sure you use white chocolate suitable for melting. Please refrain from using white chocolate chips because it will ruin the consistency of the glaze. Chocolate chips tend to be too thick and have a grainy texture when melted. Moreover, you can remove and replace different kinds of extracts in this recipe; you can use lemon extract if you'd prefer. 
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Types of Petit Fours

There are three main types of petit fours. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

  • Glazed petit fours: these are essential bite-sized cakes that have been iced.
  • Salted petit fours: these are savory appetizers that are small, and what you’d usually be served at parties.
  • Dry petit fours: these are small baked goods such as meringues, macarons, and mini puff pastries.

They usually come in one of the following flavors: hazelnut, almond, pistachio, and almond cream.

Petit Four Icing Without Corn Syrup

While corn syrup is one of the most common ingredients when it comes to petit four icing, there is a substitute you can use if needed. If you’d like to make petit four icing without corn syrup, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 15 tablespoons of cubed unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • gel food coloring, if needed

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Add around an inch or two of water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add a heat-proof bowl to the top of the saucepan, but be sure it doesn’t touch the water. In the heat-proof bowl, add the water, butter, honey/maple syrup, and heavy cream. Mix the ingredients and often stir throughout until the mixture is melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the powdered sugar; keep mixing until it becomes smooth. It should hold its shape and drizzle. If your icing is too thick, try adding a teaspoon of cream. At this point, you can add gel food coloring, if needed.
  3. Pour the icing with a spoon, over your petit fours. Be sure to leave the icing to harden at room temperature. Serve and enjoy!

Traditional Petit Four Recipe

If you’re looking for a more traditional petit four recipe, why not try this one? For this, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 9 cups of sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Add an inch or two of water to a saucepan. Place a heat-proof bowl snuggly over the top, but be sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Add the following ingredients to the bowl: sugar, corn syrup, water, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and gradually add the confectioners’ sugar. Mix well until the mixture becomes smooth and pourable. You can now add any food coloring at this point if needed.

Chocolate Glaze for Petit Fours

To make the chocolate glaze for petit fours, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 10oz of chopped bitter chocolate
  • 7 tablespoons of cubed butter
  • 1/4 cup of light corn syrup

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Add around an inch of water to a saucepan and wait until simmering. Add a heat-proof bowl on top of the water (but not touching) and add the following ingredients: chocolate, butter, and corn syrup. Heat for around 5 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove the glaze from heat and use it as needed. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with petit four glaze. The glaze is simple to make and compliments petit fours incredibly well. You can also use these glaze recipes for a range of other baked goods. Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making petit four glaze? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

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