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All About Pies!

Pastry Docker

Posted by Caroline Booy on

A pastry docker is one of the stranger looking tools that you will find in a kitchen.  It is a food preparation tool that is used to pierce pie dough to prevent over rising or blistering and helps the pie crust bake as evenly as possible.  Docking is the process of creating small vents in the dough which many people do with a fork if making one or two pies.  If you have a lot of pies to "prick" or dock then you can complete the job much quicker by using one of our custom made pie dockers.  We can...

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Pie Carriers

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Every so often we have customers ask if we sell pie carriers.  That was something new to me .  I did a little research and found that in the "old" days folks would use pie carriers to carry multiple pies to church dinners, potlucks, socials, family gatherings etc.  Often the carriers could hold 4-5 regular sized pies.  Many were handcrafted out of wood but there were also very nice looking tin pie carriers ..  Tupperware also carried a plastic pie carrier and now  you can find more made out of plastic.  I like the wooden and tin pie carriers the best...

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Seasons Greetings and updates from Birds Hill Enterprises

Posted by Caroline Booy on

What a nice way to end 2017!  Just had a lovely phone conversation with Sandy B. who has been a customer of ours for many years.  She has one of the very first "fried pie" or pocket pie dies for her Birds Hill Standard Pie Machine that we ever made.  In fact she reminded me that we only had the prototype made and that was the only one we could send her at that time.  She has been very happy with our products and has made many pies over the years.  An excerpt from her email:  "Hope you and Rob...

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Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Now that the busiest season is coming to a close I want to thank our customers' for their patience this year. With a large influx of fall orders starting in August we were unable to keep up and experienced lead times of 6-9 weeks.  We had ordered new equipment last February and experienced delays with delivery and setup. The machinery is just being put into production and we are excited about the new possibilities it gives us!   With our new equipment we will be able to make new pie crimper designs and we are hoping to be able to add logo's to...

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Do you Use a Pie Crimper on your Pies?

Posted by Caroline Booy on

To me, using the crimper I purchased from "Birds Hill Enterprises" makes perfect sense. It really seems to save me a lot of time, compared to say ... manual crimping with one's hands. I do crimp by hand a small amount when I am putting top crusts on a mini-pie, but the real time saving is with the wooden crimper at the end of the pie making process. It probably saves me more time than any other tool that I have in my kitchen. The cost of this aide is so small, I would never be without one. by David Whalen, Canada

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