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Many bread and pastry recipes ask to egg wash the dough surface before baking to give the finished product a shine and firm texture. Is there a vegan substitute for egg wash?

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A good alternative is a mixture of 1 part aquafaba, 1 part soy or almond milk and 1 part maple syrup. The maple syrup will caramelise while baking to give the brown shine and the aquafaba will help to add firmness.

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