Eggs (closely followed by potatoes) are one of Gods greater creations. Eggs don’t start wars. Eggs don’t commit crime. Eggs don’t wake up one morning and decide to leave you. There are no limits as to what you can do with an egg. Hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled, omelette, frittata, sunny-side up, over easy, over medium, over hard, poached, the list goes on…
Unfortunately, and much to my dismay, The Egg Wash doesn’t get a lot of mention which I find absolutely absurd. The benefits of The Egg Wash are endless. Here are a few:
- The Shining
No, I’m not talking about the Stephen King novel. The Egg Wash will give your bake the shining it truly deserves. Neglecting your bake is a serious offence in some countries. Don’t neglect your bake.
- The Colour
Think of it as a holiday. Everyone wants a nice tan, even your bake. Give it a good wash and it’ll come out of the oven resembling Queen Lizzies crown.
- Secure Your Toppings
Those nuts and seeds aren’t going to stay in place themselves, you know. The Egg Wash can act as glue to your bake, holding it together when times get rough.
- The Crust
The Crust is essential in many bakes. Using only the yolk for The Egg Wash will result in a rich, brown crust. It can also help to hold in moisture.
For many reasons, The Egg Wash is an important stage in any bake and abandoning it can affect overall taste and appearance. There are certain exceptions for skipping The Egg Wash. If your bake requires The Milk Wash, for example, but I’m not ready to talk about that.
On a final note, we all know the egg came first.