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earle

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Toppings on my bagels and onion rolls do not adhere well.  Have used commercial product without much success.  Ideas, please.  Earle

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Ford

Try wetting the surface with egg white and pressing the seeds ever so slightly just after shaping.  Or, just wet with water add the seeds then lightly spray a mist of water onto the surface.  Some seeds will fall off no matter what.

Ford

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earle

Thanks for the idea and I will try it.  I'm assuming that the egg white should be beaten slightly.  Earle

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Ford

Yes,beat the egg white just enough that it can be brushed on to the dough.  If you desire you could use the whole egg.  That would add more color and a slight flavor.

Ford