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Fran Costigan - Open Office Hours

This event was on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Fran Costigan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to … Read More.



How do you make your vegan pastries shiny?

— Kathleen Smith-Buns


Well, that's really interesting to me that everything was shiny. That sounds almost to me a little bit old-fashioned and in the French style, but there are ways to what what you're talking about is really a Vegan egg wash was well, they a Vegan egg wash was used. That's one way. Either to create a shiny fish finish or to create a barrier. I can get a very shiny finish when my ganache is beautifully made. But there are a couple of ways to make a Vegan egg wash as simple as to use a rich plant milk plain just the plant milk. I would use soy milk. If you're not avoiding soy, I do not avoid soy or oat milk, you can add a very small amount of a liquid sweetener like Agave for example will help reduce aquafaba is used as a Vegan egg wash Just use a syrup rice or maple syrup. Don't forget about rice syrup. It is a Wonder has a beautiful Sheen. It's a little on the thick side. Mmm a little bit more neutral in flavor than maple maybe but it tastes a little bit like caramel to me some people use oil coconut oil is used as an egg wash. I don't particularly do that or if you're making a vegan fruit tart. I like using a very little light layer of an agar fruit. Gel or coolie. on top of the fruit to make a beautiful chart and you would do that in the same way that you you slightly the same way that you use the Agar
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry