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how do I get seeds to stick to the top of rolls

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dosal

how do I get seeds to stick to the top of rolls

The dough is bulk proofing right now. I am making a triple batch of hard rolls and would like to top a few of them, i.e. most with either poppy, sesame or sunflower seeds. I wonder what the best way to make them stick would be.

Thank you for your help.

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Antilope

I use a silicone brush and plain water. Flour and water make glue ;-). Once the top of the rolls or loaf is damp, sprinkle the seeds.

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dale1nemo

Egg wash with or without yolk with the yolk makes it a little darker , beat well, use milk or water and brush on and sprinkle seeds.

 

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dosal

Thanks! I'll try that because just rolling the rolls in the seeds didn't do much.

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Mini Oven

First shape them and then dip tops in a tablespoon of milk in the bottom of a small bowl, then into the seeds.  Refill bowl as needed.   Then let them rise.  Rolls can also do a partial rise top-side-down on a tray of seeds.  Depends on your recipe.

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dosal

That is exactly what I did.