To pinch or press pastry or dough together using the fingers, a fork, or another utensil.


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    around the edges. Use your finger to lightly coat the edge of the dough with water, then fold the dough over onto itself. Crimp edges with a fork. Continue with the rest of the dough. Brush tops with lightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for

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    cheese and one-fourth of the chili flakes. Fold over the other half of the dough to make a half moon. Roll the edges decoratively, or crimp to seal. Brush each with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  3. Perfect Pie Crust: What’s the Secret?

    Thu, 1 Nov 2012

    once and be done with it for the entire holiday season.) • Make your crust symmetrical, and be sure to take into account the crimp . (That’s when you pinch the edges around the pie pan to make the crust look pretty). • Brush the crust with a mixture of

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    strips in a crisscross pattern to form a latticework top over the filling. Trim the ends, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Crimp the bottom crust and the lattice together. Lightly brush the pie top and edge with eggwash. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake

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    Spread it where it makes sense (easy on the horn). Place the remaining unicorn head cutouts on top of the ones with jam. Crimp all four edges by hand... or with a fork to ensure that your filling won't ooze out. I also poked the top of each with

  3. Almond Tuiles with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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    cookies) and roll it into a fat cylinder, gently curving the attached cookies like potato chips (I think: cannoli shells!). Crimp or secure the foil with a paper clip. When cool, unroll the foil carefully and remove the tuiles. Flat or curved, tuiles are

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How To

  1. How to Make Pumpkin Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe at the very bottom of this page). Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edge as desired. For filling, in a medium bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add eggs. Beat