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What is your Favourite Flavour of Pie? by David Whalen

Posted by Caroline Booy on

I doubt one would be able to get a unanimous opinion as to what is the best tasting fruit pie. To date I have tried a total of 11 different flavours and out of those, I would recommend at least nine as being excellent. I have made some fillings from scratch myself and I have also purchased fillings through wholesale distributors - both here in Canada but also from some in the US.  To me, it seems that some suppliers have a better version of a particular flavour. There does not seem to be one company that has all of...

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Pies for Thanksgiving Season

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Always enjoy hearing back from customers using our machines for their baking businesses.   With some of our customers they send  us a picture of how their pies look with the request that we try and "mimic" that look with our pie machine.  We are happy to say that Gail says the pies made with our Professional Pie Machine look the same as when she made them by hand.  If you have a style of pie that you want replicated with our machine contact us with a picture of your pie and we will see what we can do.   Gail sent...

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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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