How to Make an Egg Wash

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Make and easy Egg Wash for gorgeous golden brown desserts!  An Egg Wash is perfect for bread, rolls, pastries, and pies.


  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water (or sub. Cream or Milk)


  1. Add the water (or cream/milk) to a small bowl and then add your cracked fresh egg.
  2. Quickly and thoroughly, whip the egg and water together using a fork or whisk until it is completely blended.
  3. Using a basting brush, immediately apply a think layer of egg wash to any rolls or pastry dough that is ready to bake.  Be sure the egg wash is wet – don’t let it dry before adding the pastry to the oven.
  4. Don’t keep the egg wash.  Just throw away any unused portions.

Keywords: Easy Egg Wash, Cooking Basics with Eggs, Browning Magic for Pastries and Breads, Pop Shop America Recipes

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