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What is the function of egg in a yeast bread?

Eggs are not required in yeast bread making, though they do bestow color, flavor, nutrients, increased volume, and an overall richness. However, for baked goods such as popovers, egg yolks are essential. Without the support given by heat-coagulated egg protein, these baking specialties could not maintain their steamed and puffed up shapes.

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