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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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HEY PIE-MEN & PIE-WOMEN: DO YOU SCALE??

Posted by Caroline Booy on

by David Whalen - pie maker in New Brunswick, Canada I do. In fact, I scale both dough and fillings. The dough I like to scale quite close to what I have determined to be the best for my pies.   With the filling, I scale so that each mini-pie weights somewhere within a range of one half an ounce. That seems to be close enough on my pies.   To my way of thinking, scaling takes very little (if any) extra time but it produces a more consistent product. My scale is one of those so-called "kitchen scales" that...

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Pie Machine for Mini Pies makes beautiful crusts for Gluten Free Baker!

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Michele is one of our earlier customers using the Small Pie Press with the built in crimper.  Her pies look beautiful and she says she is really enjoying her Small Pie Press! Michele started her baking business about a year and a half ago after retiring from 22 years of teaching in the Gainesville City School System.  She has had a passion for baking for over fifty years and when she found out she was gluten intolerant about eight years ago sarted experimenting with baking without gluten.  Michele now has customers who are not on a GF diet who love...

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Pie Maker makes Pies for local Food Bank

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Hi Caroline,I had mentioned in the fall that I would send you a review of your small pie machine and crimper. As I mentioned previously, I am a volunteer baker for a fairly large community Food Bank here in my city. Being retired, I have time to bake for this charity about two full days per week. I recall that I came across your pie making machines purely by accident - on a computer search. It occurred to me that I could use your machines to produce large quantities of these mini pies for the clients of our Food Bank. In...

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New Crimper Design for 2017 : "Bead" design

Posted by Caroline Booy on

One of our customers in Western Canada asked for a different design in a crimper.  She described what she wanted and Rob designed this new one we call "Bumps".  This crimper is unique in that it can be made as part of a die for forming single crust pie or tart crusts.  If you make open pies like pumpkin or custard pies and wish to have a decorative edge this would be a nice one to use as it can form the crust and put the design into the dough in one step.    It is also sold as a...

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