Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | March 24, 2013

Raising a Coffin

Raising the Coffin

Raising the Coffin

For raising coffins, I have several wood coffin formers but not for the shape of a fish so I am raising the sides of the coffin by hand to attempt to create a fish shape.  The tail end of a Pacific sturgeon  for the sturgeon pie is on the small wood board.

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  1. Susan,
    I have only seen one Wooden coffing form that in “The Cauldron, The Spit and the Fire” by Robert Deeley. I’d love to see a picture of them some time.


  2. Sandie,

    I do not have the actual coffin forms in past blogs but if you look at my November 16, 2009 post Coffins for the Bake Oven and the December 18, 2010 post Meat Pastey and Minced Meat Pies; you will see minced meat coffins made using my coffin forms.


    • Susan thanks I was more interested in the forms than the pastey. I’d like to have some made.


  3. This looks great! I recently found a 14th century pork pie recipe and I thought it might interest you ( I don’t have a pie dolly so I used a small floured jar instead.

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