When should I brush my pie crust?

When should I brush my pie crust?

Pies with a top crust or lattice top will typically call for an egg or cream wash to be brushed on to the dough just before baking. The type of wash you use is what will give the baked pie a polished finish (it's also the perfect "glue" for holding sugar that's sprinkled on the crust).

What's best to brush pastry with?

Egg wash is a mixture of beaten egg and liquid (usually water or milk) that is brushed onto baked goods like pastries before baking. It adds shine and color and helps to seal up edges. When recipes or cooking directions call for egg wash, knowing why and how to use it will help you get the best results.

What is the best substitute for an egg?

  1. Applesauce. Applesauce is a purée made from cooked apples. ...
  2. Mashed Banana. Mashed banana is another popular replacement for eggs. ...
  3. Ground Flaxseeds or Chia Seeds. ...
  4. Commercial Egg Replacer. ...
  5. Silken Tofu. ...
  6. Vinegar and Baking Soda. ...
  7. Yogurt or Buttermilk. ...
  8. Arrowroot Powder.

Can I use just egg in meatloaf?

A binding agent is something that helps to keep all of the ingredients together. When eggs are used in meatloaf it helps to keep the shape all of the components together as one lump. Without this binding you may find that your meatloaf does not keep it's shape quit so well after cooking.