Here’s a super easy orange marmalade glaze that you can use to top any citrus-flavored quick bread or cake, or any Amish Friendship Bread sourdough loaf.
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I prefer a thick-cut marmalade for my English muffins, but I think it’s best to use a thin-cut marmalade for this recipe. Remember that the glaze serves to enhance the flavor of your bread or cake, but shouldn’t overpower it.
Not only is this recipe easy to make (mere minutes!), but it’s also super versatile. Here are six easy variations to the original marmalade glaze recipe:
- Make it with a lemon marmalade
- Make it with a grapefruit marmalade
- Class it up: add 2 tablespoons whiskey
- Class it up: add 2 tablespoons bourbon
- Class it up: add 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
- A hint of spice: add 3 slices of fresh ginger (remove it before using the glaze)
And of course, there are a ton more options I’m sure you’ll come up with, too! Feel free to add yours in the comments.
Brush the glaze onto your favorite baked cake or quick bread (a pound cake is perfect!) while warm, or try it on any of these Amish Friendship Bread recipes:
Easy Marmalade Glaze with Variations
- ⅓ cup orange marmalade thin cut (orange, lemon, grapefruit or blend)
- 1 teaspoon water
- In a small saucepan, combine marmalade and 1 teaspoon water and bring to a boil. Stir frequently until marmalade begins to melt.
- When desired consistency is reached, remove from heat.
- Brush hot mixture over top of warm cake or bread. Allow glaze to set before serving, approximately two hours. The glaze will remain slightly tacky to the touch.
- Store any excess glaze in an airtight container the fridge for up to two weeks. Gently reheat before using.
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