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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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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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