The Pastry Chef's Magic 'Glue'

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How to Rim a Glass: nothing works as well as a light brushing of egg white. Enjoy your summer margaritas, as summer like days have already started here in northwestern New Jersey.
Brushed on egg whites can be used in many ways in baking to 'glue' or seal. Egg white can be brushed on blind baked tart or pie shells to seal the crust before filling to keep it crisp, or brushed on the top crust to add a sheen to the crust, or as a 'glue' for applying a sugar glaze. 

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This Weekly Baking Tip is a reposting from the Tips & Techniques category on Our Blog page. We have 16 other Tips & Techniques postings for you to explore.