cold lye vs boiling lye
i'm making brioche buns and want a dark brown exterior. Do i need to dip the proofed buns into a boiling lye solution or will a cold lye solution work?
what does the temperature of the lye solution have to do with the end result? is it simply to get a chewy exterior? if so and a cold dip will effect the PH then i'm leaning towards using a cold dip to preserve the soft exterior but achieve a dark brown colour. what are your thoughts? anyone have the knowledge to steer me in the right direction?