Pie Birds

Pie Angel

Pie Birds Some people use them and some don’t. I’m in the later group. Pie birds have been around for some time now…at least since the Victorian era. Their purpose? To provide a vent in a pie for the steam so the filling inside doesn’t boil up or leak through the crust. One older book I have, “The Mystery […]

My Favorite Pie Server

My Favorite Pie Server

My Favorite Pie Server I have a favorite pie server. It’s serrated on both the right and left sides for righties and lefties. How cool is that! That’s something that I wouldn’t have really thought about until a lefty brought it to my attention. Isn’t it funny the many things we don’t see, or think about, until

Pastry Forks

Pastry fork (left) has much wider tines than regular dinner fork (right).

Are Pastry Forks Worth the Money? Several weeks ago at Pie Camp, the question came up about pastry forks. Yes? No? Worth the money? A camper had seen them on a website and wondered. Truthfully I never had used one so I couldn’t help out and, out of the 16 campers, no one had used […]

My Favorite Measuring Cup

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I’ve written about my teacup before…the one that was given to me by my very first baking mentor, Sadie. No doubt she would never have imagined that this little cup would have lasted over 50 years and become a favorite, if not indispensable part of my baking equipment.