• In baking breads and pastries, a pastry brush is used to spread a glaze or egg wash on the crust or surface of the food
• In roasting meats, a pastry brush may be used to sop up juices or drippings from under the pan and spread them on the surface of the meat to crisp the skin.
• They may be used to grease dosas or rotis with oil or ghee while roasting them.
How to store brush (for greasing), pastry brush
The pastry brush should be carefully hand-washed after each use, and periodically dipped in a bleach solution to keep it clean and nice.
To hand wash a pastry brush, massage detergent gently into the bristles and then rinse them thoroughly.Then, shake out the brush and hang it to dry so that the bristles do not deform.
Ensure that the brush is dry before storing.