Food - Drink
The Simple Ingredient Missing From Your Egg Wash
By JOE DILLARD
Have you ever used an egg wash to cover your pie, only to remove it from the oven and find a baked egg on top, ruining your picture-perfect pie? You might be leaving out one simple ingredient in egg wash with the potential to bring your treats to the next level.
Prepare yourself for a new kitchen mashup that pairs well like peanut butter and jelly: salt and egg wash. Even though it may seem strange, adding a pinch of salt to your egg wash can help break down the protein, thin it down, and make it simpler to brush on the pastry dough.
Salt also makes your pastries taste sweeter by masking bitter flavors and increasing sweetness. The pinch of salt you add to your egg mixture is the perfect dash of flavor enhancement to make your pastries sing.