8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
it actually works, no more soggy pastry!,
This review is from: Kitchen Craft Ceramic Blackbird Pie Funnel- boxed (Kitchen & Home)
Despite the fact that my husband found it hilarious I should buy such a thing as a pie funnel (never mind one that looked like a blackbird) I have been proved right! Every time I did a home made pie they always sank in the middle which then left either the filling overcooked or the pastry overcooked so I thought I'd try one of these. Glad to say that although it might seem a bit naff, they are brilliant and they actually work. The funnel sits in the centre of the bottom of a pie dish, the filling goes around it and the pastry on top with a small hole cut out for the blackbird's head to pop through. I think the gist is that the hole in the funnel allows steam out to prevent the pastry becoming soggy which gives a crusty pastry lid. They are a bit awkward to clean but well worth it.