Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Standing Crust Pie Eighteenth Century Cooking


I received these photos from our son-in-law, who loves old recipes. This is his standing crust meat pie. I was very impressed. They look delicious, don't they!



The sweet family
Son-in-law meat pie chef in back row

He watched the following videos for instructions. Let me know if you give it a try!

James Townsend cooking blog:  http://savoringthepast.net


Learning how to make the crust

The information actually starts at 1:10 into the video.  Of course, he sells the DVD, the utensils, and even the clothing! Our SIL thought he might have done an even better job if he'd had the costume. LOL

James Townsend, in the video, looks a lot like my cousin Terry. I haven't seen Terry since he moved to Russia, years ago. Hasn't been heard from since. I wonder if this is his new identity. He should probably keep a lower profile or go with a better disguise. Is the Cold War really over?



Learning how to make the pie

Our son-in-law said that the lard crust made all the difference. Hmmm. I've always tried to avoid a lard crust, but maybe I should try it. I have memories of lard crusts that leave a film of lard on the roof of your mouth. Eww!  Maybe lard has changed. (That was a joke.)



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22 comments:

Sandra said...

the photo had me at first glance, the words lard crust have me drooling. anything with lard always taste better. of course it does. he is amazingly talented to make this.. i want one for lunch, wonder how they ship?

podso said...

Talented SIL. It looks like a British kind of thing to me. I will definitely return when I have a bit more time to watch it. Looks like it might be fun to try out. And a nice looking family, by the way!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Looks WAY better than my chicken sandwich for lunch! :) I looked at the video for a bit..interesting how the butter treatment makes such a difference!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Those look delicious! And rather medieval..... But I bet they would be fun to make! I wonder how a pot pie would do in there? A gravy might make it too soggy. Will have to check out the video.

Judy S. said...

Interesting. Are you going to try it?

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Wow, he's quite the pastry chef! You are so funny Judy--I laughed out loud at the last sentence! Have a wonderful day! ♥

Missy George said...

Looks yummy! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the chuckle!

Tired Teacher said...

In the 60s and 70s I made all my pie crusts with lard, so I have to agree with your SIL that lard makes a wonderful, flaky pie crust.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So creative! The pies look delicious. Lovely little family! <3

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness, I want to eat one of these meat pies right this minute! The video was awesome and it's fun to see how cooking was done w-a-y back then. My mom cooked with lard and remember always having a lard bucket sitting out on the porch. She and my dad lived into their nineties so it must have not hurt them any! Thank you (and your son) for this most interesting recipe and post!

Empty Nester said...

What a sweet family! I wish I could try the pie but no crust allowed for me. If I eat one bite, I'll be right back on carbs. Sigh.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I am so going to try this, even with the lard... hey, I've grated suet to make my sweetheart a traditional clootie dumpling, lard isn't going to faze me!

Terri D said...

The meat pies look very good, but I would never give it a try. I'm so lazy when it comes to cooking. I think lard makes a big difference in a lot of the older recipes. I know my Granny's fried chicken was always done with lard. Yum!!

Carla from The River said...

WOW, this looks so good. I am going to pass this on to Jeremy who is my Pot Pie making man. :-)
Carla

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this recipe. Now that's a meat pie! I've been thinking about meat pies lately ... one just like this, so now here's my chance to make it.

Wishing you a great day...
Brenda

KATHY said...

That looks so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Kathy

Linda Kay said...

Judy, very interesting pie...I'll have to give it a try! (Was that a poem?)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such a lovely family! The food looks delicious and I put the videos into my favorites on YouTube to watch later.

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful family--and a chef, too! Can't beat that.

Denise said...

yummy

happywonderer.com said...

Oh these pies look amazing. Thanks for sharing the how to!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They look amazing... and very English!

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