After watching every season of The Great British Baking Show, you’ve decided to channel your inner Mary Berry and whip up some delicious homemade pastries. But as you’re looking over the recipe, you notice that it calls for egg wash. Luckily, you have eggs, but um, what exactly are you supposed to do with them? Here’s how to make egg wash for all your baking needs.
What the heck is it? Egg wash is a mixture of beaten eggs plus some liquid (either water or milk) that is brushed onto baked goods like pies and pastries before baking.
And what is the point of egg wash?
- It adds a pretty sheen on baked goods like dinner rolls and apple pie.
- It gives the dough a golden hue. (How good does this pumpkin brioche look?)
- It keeps the edges of dough together for recipes like empanadas or filled pastries (like these easy toaster pastries).
- It helps sugar and spices stick to dough.