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Vol-au-Vent

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sherry 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:47 PM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: Woolworth recipes

I have been looking for the recipe from women's bakery for their hot chicken pie they served at lunch time this bakery was also known as hunts 
bakery....I hope you help me find these recipes.....thank you....

Hello Sherry,

I have not yet heard from you as to the location of Women's Bakery or Hunt's Bakery. However, I am going to speculate that the location was Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I cannot find any mention of a hot chicken pie from a bakery of either name. However, I did find a mention of a "vol-au-vent" that was served by these bakeries. This is a small hollow case of puff pastry that may be filled with various fillings, including chicken and mushroom and is served hot. I could not find a recipe for this from Women's Bakery or Hunt's Bakery, but I did find others, with photos. See:

Vol-au-Vent with chicken, mushrooms, and peppers

Vol-au-Vent Selection

Vol-au-Vents

Chicken and Mushroom Vol-au-Vents

Phaed


Woolworth's Chicken Pot Pie

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sherry 
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:02 PM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: Chicken pot pie

In your opinion can you send me the best, most flavorful. Recipe for a chicken pot pie...with a great crust on top..one that  you could have 
expected. To have from say Woolworths or kreges...and pls give me the history of the recipe....thank you....

Hello Sherry,

Well, the Woolworth's recipe is below. If you want a recipe more amenable to a home kitchen, see:

Hudson's Department Store Chicken Pot Pie

History

Horn & Hardart Automat Chicken Pot Pie

History

Phaed

Woolworth's Chicken Pot Pie Made With Butter

Makes 24 individual chicken pot pies

24 ounces        Chicken. Can be fresh cooked, cooked frozen chicken, or leftover chicken, 1 oz per pie.
1 lb 10 ozs      Cooked fresh carrots, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 lb 10 ozs      24 Pearl onions, fresh cooked. 1 onion per pie. Canned pearl onions may be used instead.*
1 lb 10 ozs      Frozen peas, cooked
1 lb 10 ozs      Cooked potatoes cut into 1/2" cubes
4 1/2 quarts     Chicken gravy. This is 4 oz of gravy per pie, plus extra to drizzle on pie when turned out(2 oz).
2 lbs 4 oz       Pie crust

*#10 can yields 100 onions. #2 can yields 22 onions.


Chicken Gravy

Makes 4 1/2 quarts

8 oz            Chicken fat
6 oz            Butter
1/2 oz          Salt
10 oz           Flour
4 1/2 quarts    Chicken stock

Mix flour with salt and stir into hot melted chicken fat. Lightly brown while continually stirring.

Gradually add stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain if lumpy.

Gravy made with chicken fat is the best tasting gravy.

Assembly

In a #1050 B Hall China Oval Pie Baker, place in the order** given:

1 oz                    portion of chicken(light and dark meat)(may be sliced or shredded)
1 oz or 1 #24 dipper    Cooked potatoes* in 1/2" cubes
1 oz or 1 #24 dipper    Cooked carrots*  in 1/2" cubes
1 oz or 1 #24 dipper    Cooked frozen peas*
1 each                  Cooked pearl onion
4 oz                    Chicken gravy

Pour the 4 oz of gray over all. Wash rim of baker with water and cover with 1 1/2 ozs unbaked pie crust.
Bake 15 minutes in a 425 oven or until golden brown.

* A #24 dipper full is equivalent to 1 oz of the vegetables. Use of the dipper facilitates the process.

** The order of the ingredients is important because the baker is flipped when the pie is turned out.

Mmmmuffins

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sherry 
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:27 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: Recipes

I have been searching for the blue berry muffin recipe from mmm muffins also known as marvelous muffins..they were in Canada..they sold coffee and 
Muffins only...but the little shop are all disappearing..the last I knew there was still one in  union station in Toronto...

Also if I could get the chili recipe from  ..dairy queen...dairy queen is in Canada and USA.....thank you...

Hello Sherry,

Sorry, no success with a recipe, copycat, or tastes-like recipe for Mmmmuffins blueberry muffins.

If you mean the chili dog chili at DQ, see here: 06-22-2009

Phaed


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