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egg wash

noun

a mix of egg yolk with water or milk and brushed over bread or pie before baking to enrich the color and gloss

Examples

Some recipes will have you brush with egg wash the surface of a pastry shell being baked "blind," in order to seal the surface against moisture from the anticipated filling.

Usage Note

cooking

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  • When risen, wash with egg wash, then sprinkle with granulated sugar and chopped nuts and then bake in moderate oven.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson
  • egg wash: One egg and one-fourth cup of milk; beat to mix; apply with small paint brush.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson

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