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Jamaican Patty Shaper and Sealer

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chrissys May 22, 2012 06:35 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a Jamaican Patty Shaper and Sealer.

It is what gives the patty that ridged look and seals it.

I need the handheld one, which is made out of (I believe steel).

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bkeats Jun 4, 2012 06:05 AM

    I hope this doesn't sound snarky, but I think the traditional tool used to seal the dough and make the ridges is called a fork. Roll out the dough in a circle, stuff and fold in half and wet and then crimp edges with the tines of a fork. I don't think the typical jamaican cook was using some industrial stainless steel mold.

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      INDIANRIVERFL Jun 4, 2012 06:16 AM

      When you are making quantities for a party or a business, that mold is a great timesaver. But for making quantities for a family, I agrtee with a fork.

      The mold is not difficult to find here in Florida. More often plastic. Which breaks quickly.

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        chrissys Jun 24, 2012 12:44 PM

        Thanks for your help.

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          chrissys Jun 24, 2012 12:45 PM

          I am planning on opening a bakery doing patties and hard dough bread at first.

          Thanks for your help.

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          jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 01:55 PM

          I did a search on Amazon.com for empanada press and found a bunch of what I think is the correct gizmo. check it out. :)

          http://www.amazon.com/Kuchenprofi-Rav...

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            chrissys Jun 24, 2012 12:46 PM

            I found those here as well. If all else fails, then I will go with these. Thank you.

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