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Egg Wash

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Eli's picture

Egg Wash

I have been getting bubbles on the surface of my challah breads. Is this due to my beating the egg wash and incorporating too much air? I had this brought to my attention today and not sure if you can see the bubbles on my Blog here under Baking Day. I hadn't even realized it until someone asked what is causing them.


nbicomputers's picture

that should not cause that problem.

make sure your dough strips are tight and degassed before you braid the bread.

but just in case add some water to the egg wash about a teaspoon or two per egg when you mix it. it will flow better when you brush it on.  if it is made in advance also add a pinch of salt to prevent any thing bad from growing in the egg wash if it is going to sit at room temp.