As we found out when making all those sausage rolls in the name of tasting the grim existence of 1930's Britain, if you brush beaten egg on your baked things, it makes them extra crispy-looking and browned on top. When making a roll recipe that calls for two egg whites, we chose to attempt to gain presentation points by brushing the two left-out yolks on top before baking. Care to see how well it turned out?
Yes indeed, our attempt at "that gourmet touch" made the rolls look like disgusting disease pustules! Just to prove I did not burn them, let's crack one open that you may see the inside.
See? The roll is not dried out, the bottom is not blackened, and in all other ways these rolls are not as overbaked as the egg on top makes them appear to be.
You may wonder why the rolls are so orange. This recipe calls for mashed potatoes, and we inserted a leftover sweet potato into a blender and used that instead. If you ignored the rolls' burnt appearance, they were delicious. However, one would be wise to not attempt fancying up things in unfamiliar ways when others are expected to eat them.