I have spent years trying to get toppings to stay topped on my breads. Even when I used an egg wash it was only marginally better.
One day I spilled some everything bagel topping into my egg white wash. I was upset. That was all the topping I had. Now what am I gonna do?!?
Makeing lemonaid out of the lemons life just gave me I painted the egg white and topping mixture onto the dough with a palet knife. The result was too awesome!
I got the color and glaze I wanted from the egg and my everything bagel topping stayed put. Even after slicing. Too cool!!