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    How do you make topping stick to Bread?

    Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:40 pm
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    This is driving me nuts! I make a gorgeous loaf of yeast or sourdough bread, and before it bakes, I top it with some stuff, like my Harvest Grain Blend for Bread, or oatmeal, or, or or... an it looks fabulous - until I take it out of the pan, and it all falls off!

    How do I get it to stick? I know I've seen something on King Arthur's website, but I really don't wish to buy some canned spray when I know there has to be a better way!

    Can anyone fill me in on the secret?

    Riverside Len
    Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:01 pm Groupie
    You might try spritzing it with a little water before adding the topping. Or, use an egg glaze. I have used an egg white beaten with a couple teaspoons of water and brush it on (use a light touch) with a pastry brush. Then add your topping. You can also use a whole egg or just an egg yolk (again, I would beat it with a little water but I understand some ppl omit the water).

    I hope the link to the pic works, here is a pic of a rye which I used an egg white glaze to make sure my course salt topping would stick (it did stick)

    Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:19 pm Groupie
    I usually use an egg wash if I want a topping.
    Donna M.
    Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:43 am
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    Egg white mixed with a T of water is my favorite way. Whole egg or egg yolk wash works well too, but it will cause the crust to bake darker.
    Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:12 am
    Forum Host
    Awesome - thank you! I knew you guys (and gals) woul have the solution!

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