Saturday, November 8, 2008

Four and twenty black birds....

....baked in a pie.
Ok, so there's only one and it's not black, but I use this sweetie to vent the steam from all of my pies while cooking in the oven. and it wasn't a pie it was a tortiere, and there wasn't a single piece left the next day!

11 comments:

silversewer said...

My mother did have a black bird for venting the steam from fruit pies, I have no idea what happened to it, but my chidlren all loved to have a 'Nana' pie with the blackbird in it.

Nadine said...

How cuuuuute ! I didn't know that, and while so practical it's also sooo "mimi", as we say here
("ùimi" = cuuute in french ;>)

AND, I'd LOVE the recipe, too !

Today I prepared an Italian dessert (yummy!) : a TIRAMISU (which literally means "shoot on me", HeeHee......)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE
(did you get my email about Xstitch ?)

Kritta22 said...

Oh my goodness!! What a cute little birdie! Where would one find one of these?

ozjane said...

Tourtière - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaA tourtière is a meat pie originating from Quebec, usually made with ground pork and/or veal, or beef. It is a traditional Christmas and/or Christmas Eve ...

Just had to look and if you google Tourtiere you will find a selection of recipies. Sounds good.

Saw a recipe for an Aussie Meat pie the other day and it was so unauthentic it made you want to cry.
It had vegetables in it and the only vegetable a true blue Aussie guy would have is the 'dead horse' (red tomato sauce) on the top.
I had never been to the football before marriage and like a good wife I went and the ex would not let me buy a pie. Aussie Rules football and meat pies go together. Even a non football goer knew that!
I got to the stage where I took a book to read..lol. His team took 37 yrs to win. I did get excited when that happened a couple of years back.

ozjane said...

Sorry to be a greedy poster,
but if you google 'bird pie vent'
you will find out they are collectables and where they can be purchased.
I don't think we ever had one, but I did know what they were, but I did not know that even Princess Diana collected them.

Marilyn R said...

What a cute little birdie! I am catching up on my blog reading this morning - Molly is such a cutie! Give her a hug for me!

Judy said...

Love the little birdy, I never bake pies for some reason...the last one was pumpkin.

christine said...

I knew that tourtier meant pie from the description included in the recipe. Just wanted to see if anyone called me out on it or went to look up the word when I said it wasn't a pie.

silversewer said...

Christine,

Check my blog, there is a message there for you.

jenny said...

wow thats cute

Lily Boot said...

oh your pie crust is picture perfect - AND it looks like your pastry lifts up in one smooth sheet. I have pastry envy, there's no denying it! :-)