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How to Make an Egg Wash

Make your baked goods look as good as they taste. Follow these simple steps to make an egg wash that will make your baked treats get noticed.


  • Step 1: Prepare egg Break the egg over a small bowl and lightly beat it with a fork or small whisk.
  • TIP: You can use the whole egg, just the yolk, or just the white.
  • Step 2: Add liquid Add one tablespoon water or milk and lightly beat the egg mixture until the yolk, white, and water are fully incorporated.
  • TIP: The amount and type of liquid and type of egg substance determine the color and luster of the baked product.
  • Step 3: Brush food Brush your food lightly with egg wash before baking according to your recipe's instructions.
  • Step 4: Discard unused egg wash Discard any unused egg wash to avoid the risk of food-borne illness. You can always make more.
  • FACT: Egg yolks are an ingredient in some shampoos and conditioners.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water or milk
  • Small bowl
  • Fork or small whisk
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

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