Orange glaze (quick breads)

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Unfiltered apple juice
1 teaspoon Kudzu; OR cornstarch
¼ cup Fresh orange juice
¼ cup Maple syrup
1 tablespoon Grated orange peel
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

IN SMALL SAUCEPAN, combine apple juice and ¼ cup water; dissolve kudzu in mixture. Bring mixture to slow simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes. Mixture will be cloudy at first, but will clear after a few minutes.

Whisk in orange juice, maple syrup, orange peel and vanilla extract. Cook for 4 more minutes, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook, whisking, until mixture is syrupy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

KUDZU, or Kuzu (koo-d'zoo) is a white starchy powder made from the root of the kudzu plant. Used for thickening soups, sauces and puddings. Kudzu has a very chunky textures: crush it up a bit with your fingers to measure it accurately. It should be dissolved in cold water or other liquids before geing added to a hot liquid to avoid clumping. Use in place of cornstarch.

Recipe from "Take the Cake: baking without dairy or eggs," by Richard Pierce, director of Whole Foods Project; May 1999 Vegetarian Times.

Notes: MAKES 1 CUP (17 cals per tbs). Kudzu has a very chunky texture, crush it up a bit with your fingers to measure it accurately. Use this glaze for the Orange-Poppy Seed Muffins (Veg times May 99) mc-edit by kitpath@... 5/99

Recipe by: Vegetarian Times, May 1999 Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman <kitpath@...> on May 09, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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