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What does it mean to egg wash??

when you paint dough with eggs do you use the whole egg or just the yellow? And what does that do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I will use the whole egg with a bit of water. I believe it is to help make a sort of crust on the outside of the bread.
    daisy521

    Answer by daisy521 at 3:06 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Use the whole egg and about 1/2 cup of water, enough to thin it out and make a watery "wash".
    3_is_enough

    Answer by 3_is_enough at 3:06 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • I also use the whole egg and some water. It gives the dough a shine.
    sbastille

    Answer by sbastille at 3:07 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • egg beaten and a bit of water to make it runnier.

    gives the dough a nice shine and golden colour
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 3:09 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

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