A Tradition in Family Baking

Crust Treatments

Baking Tips

 

Crust Treatments

CHEWY OR CRISPY CRUST

  • Use a recipe that has water as its liquid.
  • Brush with water before baking and again during the first few minutes of baking.
  • Combine 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon water and brush dough.

SOFT AND TENDER CRUST

  • Use a recipe that has milk as its liquid.
  • Brush crust with butter immediately after baking.

SHINY AND GOLDEN CRUST

  • Brush with milk before baking.
  • Brush with Egg Glaze before baking: Combine 1 slightly beaten egg with 1 tablespoon water or milk.
  • Brush with Egg Wash before baking: Slightly beaten whole egg.

NOTE: Doughs are usually brushed with an egg glaze after rising in the pan and before baking to allow for optimum rising of the dough. Brush dough gently with a soft pastry or feather brush so as not to puncture the dough.

Additional Baking Tips