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Old 11-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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How do I get my crust to brown?

I have been baking for years but can't seem to get my crust to get deep brown as I would like. It gets nice and crispy, but stays a glolden color and I would like to get it browner. I usually bake at 400. I have left it in longer but it just gets harder and dries out the longer I leave it. I've used different shortnings, no shortnings, sugar, no sugar, and many other adjustments. Italian and French bread can get brown without many ingredients, so it must be a procedure issue. I dunno

I find that lard makes it brown the most..

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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maybe an egg wash
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #3
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I spray mine with milk. Milk sugar browns nice and deep at moderate temperatures.
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Try painting with a highly saturated baking soda & water solution 5 to 10 minutes prior placing loaves into oven.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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Oh, I thought you were talking about pie crust! I baste with butter if I want a more brown crust.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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This would make it brown.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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ah, GB, man you're funny. Good one.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:55 PM   #8
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I spray mine with milk. Milk sugar browns nice and deep at moderate temperatures.
That should do it.
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And keep it from rusting too!
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This would make it brown.
THAT's how you make blue food!
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