Egg wash


a mix of egg yolk with water or milk and brushed over bread or pie before baking to enrich the color and gloss

Some recipes will have you brush with egg wash the surface of a pastry shell being baked “blind,” in order to seal the surface against moisture from the anticipated filling.
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