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Birthdays... and free give away

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Where have all the years gone?  They go by so very quickly!  It doesn't seem that long ago that Rob made me my very first tart press to help me make a batch of blueberry tarts - that was likely 27 years ago this coming March.  The following summer we were featured in the magazine "Country Woman" and the rest is history! That summer we had so many letters from homemakers wanting a tart press that the postman could not fit them in our old green rural mailbox.  He delivered them right to our door!  It was so much fun...

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Customizing your Pies by adding Logos, Shapes, Words and Textures!

Posted by Caroline Booy on

Pies come in all shapes and sizes.  Some customers make traditional looking pies that are round and have fluted edges.  Others bake their pies in square pans or make pan-less pies called "hand pies".  Increasingly we receive requests for new crimper designs and the last couple of years people want their pies personalized with their logo or name stamped into the crust or in a raised design.  With long lead times the last few years there has not been much extra time to work on innovative designs or products.  We have purchased new equipment and hired more workers and will...

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THE COST OF INGREDIENTS - WHERE DOES ONE TURN FOR RELIEF?

Posted by Caroline Booy on

 By Guest Writer - David Whalen   THE COST OF INGREDIENTS - WHERE DOES ONE TURN FOR RELIEF? Like many of you fellow pie-makers, I wind up spending a small fortune on the ingredients that go into my production . Flour is a major cost that we all must contend with. Some of us insist on ONLY using a brand like "Robin Hood" which some consider to be the elite product out there. Others find little or no difference between it and other more generic flours - like the grocery store brands, or "Five Roses", etc. In my case, I...

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Birds Hill Pocket Pies

Posted by Caroline Booy on

It's been a busy spring - lots of customers gearing up for their tourist season, farmers markets with purchasing new machines and calling for information on our products.  Today we put our 4" pocket pie press to the test.  My daughter-in-law Jessica wanted to make gluten free samosas and pizza pockets together.  We had a fun day doing this and made 395 pocket pies.  The dough is super easy and is half Maseca corn flour and half P.A.N. white corn flour mixed with warm water.  The fillings are on my Gluten Free Blog "Applewood Recipe Box"  I figure the gluten...

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Lovely Strawberry Tarts made with Birds Hill Tart Presses

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One of our customers, Paulette Rivera and her sister own a bakery in Kona, Hawaii called Bleu Cupcakery and Bakeshop.  She writes that she has been experimenting with pie making using a Birds Hill small pie press and pie crimper gifted to her by her mom.  She says that by using her "Bird's Hill  pie press the process has become much easier.".  Featured here are pictures of her strawberry pies with and without Lilikoi (passion fruit) drizzle.   To view more of the sisters' creations they can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

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