A pastry brush, also known as a basting brush, is a cooking utensil used to spread oil or glaze on food. Traditional basting brushes are made of a plastic fiber similar to a paint brush, while modern pastry brushes are frequently made out of silicone. In roasting meats, a basting brush will be used to sop up juices or drippings from under pan and spread them on the surface of the meat to crisp the skin. 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.
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