The perfect light and sweet simple pastry frosting to top all of your favorite brunch pastries from scones to homemade Pop-Tarts!
This recipe is a small-batch simple pastry frosting that goes great with all sorts of hand pastries, including my favorite homemade Pop-Tarts. It makes just enough frosting to cover about six of those little Pop-Tarts, but you can very easily double or even triple it to make more if needed.
When I make this frosting, simple pastry frosting, like to change up the type of extract I use to flavor the frosting based on the type of pastry I’m making. My favorites are vanilla (of course), almond, and lemon. The lemon glaze is particularly good on the blueberry homemade Pop-Tarts or on a blueberry scone!
The frosting itself is thicker than a glaze, but not as thick as buttercream. It doesn’t contain any shortening or butter, so it’s nice and light. It really is the perfect topping for breakfast pastries!
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon milk, more if needed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
- Pinch or two of sea salt
- In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and sea salt until smooth and spreadable. You'll want this frosting to be thick enough that it won't run. Add milk as needed to acheive the correct consistency.
- Spread over your favorite pastries with a knife or frosting spatula.
Makes enough to frost 6 homemade Pop-Tarts.
Recipe may be doubled or trippled to make a bigger batch if needed.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Protein: 0g
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