TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Paul Hollywood shows you the traditional way to seal a pasty by crimping it.

-Crimping involves making small twists along the sealed edge. Traditionally Cornish pasties have around 20 crimps.

-To crimp the edge of a pasty, push down on the edge of the pasty with your finger and twist the pastry over. When you’ve crimped along the edge, fold the end corners underneath.