Author Notes: Easily applied to all dough types. A combination of egg yolk, heavy cream and salt makes this a go-to egg wash. The baked results are a deeply golden, shiny and flavorful crust. —Teresa Floyd
Makes: enough to brush 1 dozen pastries
Prep time: 5 min
large egg yolk
tablespoon heavy cream
pinch kosher salt
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, cream and salt until combined.
- Using a natural bristle or silicone pastry brush, lightly brush a thin and even layer of egg wash over the surface of the dough. Take care not to pool egg wash on the surface or around the base of the dough.
- Left over egg wash may be stored, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to three days.