Can I egg wash before freezing dough?

What would happen to say, a raw empanada dough, if you egg washed before freezing? In lieu of washing the frozen empanada right before putting in the oven

zelocin
  • Posted by: zelocin
  • September 16, 2020
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All-Purpose Egg Wash
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Lori T. September 16, 2020
I have done it, but I wouldn't do it again. Egg wash just doesn't freeze well. Egg white does okay, but the yolks don't. They turn into a kind of goo when thawed, and it's just not pretty or pleasant. It really is best to coat pastry just before baking, and you can easily coat it frozen.
 
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