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Vent your steam
on 28 November 2014
A blackbird to bake in a pie!
A useful PIE BIRD funnel from LE CREUSET designed to be used with their pie dish range.
COLOUR : BLACK, with a touch of YELLOW
MATERIAL : STONEWARE
He comes safely packed in his own little box, measuring around 9 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm
Once released the neat little PIE BIRD measures in at approximately:
* 9 cm high from the tip of his open beak to his Le Creuset embossed base and around 4 cm wide
'This Le Creuset Pie Bird Funnel is the perfect item to use when baking a pie with a pastry lid. Simply place the bird in the centre of the dish before covering the pie with the pastry lid, cutting a hole for the bird to poke through and securing the pastry around its shoulders. The top of the funnel pokes up through the pastry, supporting it and preventing it from dropping into the filling as it bakes. Also the pie bird funnel has openings at the base, so the pie juices can bubble freely and the centre is hollow and vented through the beak allowing steam to escape and thus ensuring a dry crisp pastry and no leaks from the filling.'
Full use & care instructions supplied on the box.
♦ Made in China
♦ 5 year guarantee
♦ Oven/microwave/freezer & dishwasher safe
After a short soak, I sometimes giving him a gentle prod with a skewer and/or a child's toothbrush and then run him under the tap to dislodge any blockage, before putting him on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Other colours available, some of which may be 'Country Specific', initially, and more expensive as a result.