A pastry brush can be also known as a basting brush. It’s a clever cooking utensil ideal for spreading, oiling and/or glazing food. Traditional pastry brushes are made with natural bristles or plastic and nylon fibres similar to a paint brush. Now silicone is a staple in the kitchen with your modern cooking brushes which is much more heat resistant and easier to wash. When baking your bread and pastries, a quick brush or glaze of egg wash with your pastry brush is the real finishing touch. And, while the meat is roasting pop some of that gorgeous juice back into the meat rubbing the surface, especially the top for a crispy finish.