Cornstarch Glaze, from "Secrets of a Jewish Baker"


Cornstarch Glaze, from "Secrets of a Jewish Baker"


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This is so easy, and gives such an impressive, definitely "bakery" look/finish to these breads.

1 cup water
2 tbs cornstarch/dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water.

"Before slashing the tops of the bread and placing it in the oven, the tops may be brushed (painted) with a pastry brush dipped in a cornstarch solution made as follows:

While bringing 1 cup water to a boil, dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water; then whisk into the boiling water until it thickens. This solution may be kept for several days. For a high shine, brush a second time as soon as the bread emerges from the oven. I use the cornstarch solution for breads that should have a glaze, such as Sour Rye Bread; I use water for French and Italian-style breads."