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How to glaze pastry

Alan Coxon shows how you can add a beautiful sheen to the pastry tops of your tarts and pies.

For a lovely golden shine to your pastry you need to glaze it with an egg wash before baking.

Use egg yolks for a deep mahogany glaze, or thin down egg yolks with a little milk for a lighter gold. For sweet pies and tarts, mix the yolks with a little icing sugar.

To build up a thick glaze, brush a thin layer of your egg wash over the pastry using a pastry brush, then let it dry in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before applying a second coat. Alan does this 3 times to build up a thick and golden varnish.


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It is really a pity.. I can not see any video from my location...Spain...Is only available in England?

Silvia Sáez Silvia Sáez Posted 30 Nov 2012 1:49 AM

It is very painful not to get the video!

rijubrataR78260 rijubrataR78260 Posted 12 Mar 2011 8:15 AM

Vido would be improved if the the finished result was shown - ie pie out of oven

AnneS84082 AnneS84082 Posted 29 Dec 2010 4:02 PM

the video ended before he began to glaze it

Anonymous Anonymous Posted 05 Jul 2009 10:17 AM