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A question about a recipe: Pizza Pockets

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I have a question about the recipe "Pizza Pockets" from modest marce. What's the best way to seal the edges? I am constantly beset by gaping halves no matter how much I mash them together

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asked about 3 years ago

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added about 3 years ago

I would say "don't overfill with cheese" as tempting as that can be. To keep the seal intact, maybe brush a little beaten egg along the edge and then crimp with a fork. Also important, make small slashes or holes on the top of the pocket to let the steam vent out. This would help you avoid the 'blowouts' that leave gaping halves.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 3 years ago

That's the real tragedy - I didn't overstuff. A measly sprinkling. Maybe doing the egg wash inside of one of the square as PieceofLayerCake recommends.... I'll give it a whirl!

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PieceOfLayerCake
PieceOfLayerCake

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added about 3 years ago

When I egg wash, I only brush one side since egg wash doesn't stick as well to more egg wash. Then I make sure I don't stretch the dough, if you stretch it, no amount of crimping or egg wash will prevent it from shrinking back, especially a relatively lean dough like this.

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PieceOfLayerCake
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added about 3 years ago

Btw.... "constantly beset by gaping halves" is going to find its way into my daily conversation from now on. Thank you.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 3 years ago

Clearly raising the bar in culinary dialogue....although I would have settled for neatly sealed edges. :)

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boulangere
boulangere

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added about 3 years ago

Word to the wise: resist he urge to overfill. Here as with ravioli. Less is more.

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