[Sca-cooks] Pie Funnel?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jul 12 20:09:17 PDT 2009

No.  Live birds served in a pie shell is the source of the rhyme.  Martino 
provides a recipe for preparing a pie case to receive live birds and second 
pie to be served after the birds fly out.


> Is this the source of the rhyme?
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:20 AM, Jane Boyko <jboyko at magma.ca> wrote:
>> I think it is like the blackbirds I used to buy but bigger and easier to
>> clean.  You insert it into the centre of the pie (not all the way down 
>> but
>> definitely through the crust) and while the pie bakes the juices come up
>> through the funnel and hopefully don't spill over too much.  If they do 
>> they
>> just spread across the pie crust.  This keeps the juices from going over 
>> the
>> side of the pie and onto the bottom of the oven where, as we all know, 
>> they
>> can be difficult to clean off.
>> Marina
> -- 
> Ian of Oertha

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