The Secret to Golden Brown Baked Goods

Kristin Hoffman (author of Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book) explains what egg wash is and how to make/use it in the kitchen.

Something that I think a lot of recipes and cookbooks skip over is talking about how to get a beautiful shiny brown finish on your baked goods.

This is achieved through utilizing an egg wash– a simple mixture of egg and water that can be brushed on top of yeast breads, biscuits, scones, pie crusts, and other pastries.

Baked goods that are brushed with an egg wash look shiny and beautifully golden brown, while baked goods that do not utilize an egg wash look a little more dull and rustic.


Happy Baking!

Baker Bettie

Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book

Classic Baking Techniques and Recipes for Building Baking Confidence

Baking from scratch can be hard. Baking is a particular science that requires precise measurements and steps. With Kristin Hoffman, aka Baker Bettie, the science behind baking will become second nature! Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book lays a foundation of basic baking skills and master recipes that are sure to boost your baking confidence.

Learn top tips from a professional chef. Consider Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book your at-home culinary and baking school guide. This baking cookbook goes beyond the recipe by teaching the science behind baking. From measurements, techniques, step-by-step processes, to how to use base recipes to create endless baked goods that will make you drool. This book ensures that you will be able to tackle any baking recipe with confidence!

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