We use egg washes and cream washes on baked goods to apply sheen, adhere toppings and develop browning. The other day we had a small amount of maple syrup in a container and were working with variations of our cream cheese cookies. I took the maple syrup and mixed in a few tablespoons of heavy cream. The blend of cream and maple syrup was delicious. I used it to brush on the top of the cream cheese cookies I was working on. It added a rich sweetness to the cookies. And the residual mix in the bowl was devoured by me.
January 28, 2005