Aunt Chick's Pies Author:Nettie Mc Birney (Mrs. Samuel Pendleton) Mrs. McBirney, the former Nettie Williams, a graduate of Stout Institute, Menomonie, Wisconsin, has been a teacher of home economics, had her own home for years and at present is food editor of the Tulsa Daily World food column, called The Kitchen Log. — She stumbled into her present interest -- pies, when working to simply their making in her ow... more »n kitchen. She so treated her pastry canvas, that iw was possible to wash it right in the kitchen and to have it remain good and stiff through many washings -- and called it the Non-STick Pastry Canvas.
Woman-like, she passed on the information and discovered from other women's questions that soggy pies were the rule, rather than the exception. The Crispy Crust piepan resulted from this. Along with this came the discovery that nine out of ten women were afraid of pies. So -- from that knowledge came the pastry demonstration designed to eliminate the scare from them forever.
The last addition to the demonstration, the cookbook, contains about 160 reliable recipes, every one of which has been simplified to save time and give good results. The directions have been worked out for the use of this particular piepan. Of course the recipes are good in any piepan, for the crisp undercrust, Mrs. McBirney says, "Use theat Crispy crust piepan."« less