Egg Wash

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1998

Add a bright sheen to pastry with this mixture.

SERVES2 (Makes enough to brush 2 small cakes)

TIME5 minutes

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Because the coffee cake recipe we envisioned was to be light yet rich, with a brioche-type texture, we knew that it would need a relatively high proportion of eggs (we settled on four). We were after richness without heaviness, and this was...

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