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.
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