"It is all ready to put into the oven. Such lovely pie-crust;
and I put in a little tin patty-pan to hold up the crust;
and I made a hole in the middle with a fork to let
out the steam - Oh I do wish I could eat my own pie,
instead of a pie made of mouse!"
The Tale of the Pie and The Patty Pan by Beatrix Potter
In Miss Potter's amusing tale a little dog called "Duchess" inserts a small patty pan inside a large meat pie to "hold up the crust". But what exactly are patty pans?
|Image courtesy of SparrowSalvage's Etsy Shop|
Well, it appears that patty pans, also called petty pans and queen cake tins, are darling little molds used to make such delicacies as madelines, teacakes, petit fours and meat pies. They can also be made from glass or china, but more often they are made from tin.
|Image courtesy of Johnnys Selected Seeds|
Thus we can now see how the sweet little patty pan squash came by its name! And today I have a delightfully yummy recipe for a Patty Cake that I'm happy to share. My favorite way to use patty pan squash!
|Patty Cake - so yummy! Click to enlarge.|
|Image size is 4 x 10 inches. Click to enlarge/download.|
Very few ingredients and very easy to make! Just click the recipe image and download to your computer. I recommend printing on cardstock using landscape setting.
|New porcelain creations! (click to enlarge)|
I even painted a ceramic platter with chipmunk and bunny playing Pat-A-Cake. Looks like some birds are about to swoop down for some of that Patty Cake!
|New veggies! (click to enlarge)|
And remember my EARLIER POST which included a sneak peak of my bisqued veggies? Well I finally glazed them and they came out of the kiln this morning looking just yummy!!! The pieces with the swirl designs are actually a sliced Tri-Color Beet and I blogged about them HERE. I grew them one year and that post also has a link to a great recipe for BEETS WITH ORANGE JUICE.
Listing all of the above ceramics and more tomorrow in my Etsy shop!
I hope you enjoy my recipe - won't you please share your favorite patty pan squash recipes?