Asked by: Gwendolyne Zoonekyndasked in category: General Last Updated: 29th June, 2020
Can you use butter instead of egg wash?
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Similarly, can I use melted butter instead of egg wash?
Definitely not. The egg wash has a specific purpose as a way to make the flour mix stick to the meat. Butter might seem to stick good at first but when it hits hot oil it will melt and take the breading with it, totally defeating the purpose of breading.
Additionally, what does an egg wash do? An egg wash is often used to make pastries shiny and golden or brown in color, and it also is used to help toppings or coatings stick to the surface of the pastry, or to bind pastry parts together, such as empanadas or other en croute recipes.
Besides, can I use milk instead of egg wash?
Nicole Rees replies: Brushing with an egg wash gives a different effect than using milk, so they are not interchangeable. Milk, on the other hand, is used to encourage browning. For example, scones and biscuits will be pale on top (even though the bottom side is brown) if not brushed with milk or cream before baking.
What happens if you don't egg wash pastry?
Without egg wash, the pastries look dull and dry, and not appetizing. Egg wash is also a great glue for making two pieces of pastry stick together (like the edges of a double pie crust), or adhering seeds and grains to the top of bread and rolls. So next time, don't skip the egg wash. Your pastries will thank you!