For 2008, Summerlea's stalwart pie-making team got a jump on the season on the fourth of July
by producing pastry and small pie shells for the fall pie-making endeavour. Pastry was
produced for this day's production, with enough remaining in the freezers to complete the fall
Some 550 small ("4x4") pie shells were produced using new implements provided by the women's Serendipity group. The new implements made the production much quicker than the conventional hand rolling method.
The photos below give an idea of the new production method.
with help from Marion's grandson, Liam
using the new implements, with pastry balls rolled by Marion's granddaughter, Sarah.
(I'm not sure how she got them all the same size!)
and Bonnie's hands pressing at left.
The small pie shells and pastry are in the freezers for the fall production run.
How else to spend July fourth?