Broom Hilda by Russell Myers

Broom Hilda

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Broomie, we need more zaps!

    Happy Halloween, LB!

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, about 3 years ago

    Looks like the trick’s on Broomie.

    MARG! Looks like all the towns around where I
    live are going to have Trick or Treating on Friday
    night as we’re going to be getting severe thunder
    storms most of Thursday. Do you get many kids
    ringing your doorbell on Halloween? I don’t since
    I live in the country.

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    @ JPuzzleWhiz (from yesterday)

    You were correct, it is an orange sack.

    Colour link.

    For myself, I hope it’s the orange flavoured custard Broomie got hit with.

    From: “A Guide To Good Cooking with Five Roses Flour” (TWENTIENTH EDITION revised, 1962)

    Published by: Lake of the Woods Milling Company, Limited Montreal – Winnipeg under the supervision of Pauline Harvey

    The preamble:


    To make Custard Pies and other 1- crust pies with an uncooked filling, line pie plate with pastry and place in a cold place to allow for evaporation of moisture fromshell and a crusting over of dough before baking.
    Soggy Custard and Pumpkin Pies are easily avoided if the point is observed and the oven carefully regulated.
    Flour crust very lightly.
    Shake out any loose flour, then pour in custard of (sic) {I think this is a typo and should read “or”} pumpkin mixture, and place at once in oven.
    Bake as directed.
    Time and temperature for baking are given on page xx (below). Bake pie until filling is firm enough not to stick to a test knife inserted in centre of pie.


    2 1/2 cups hot milk
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 whole eggs
    2 egg yolks
    A few grains of salt
    1/2 tsp. vanilla (real, not artificial)

    Beat sugar, eggs, egg yolks and slt until perfectly smooth. Add hot milk gradually and stir in vanilla.
    Pour into unbaked shell and bake as directed for Custard Pie on page xx (see below).
    This mixture may be flavoured with almond, chocolate or caramel.
    Grated orange rind may be added, and 1/4 cup of orange juice substituted for 1/4 cup of milk.

    Note from me:

    Use a deep dish 9” – pieplate.

    Shells Filled with an Uncooked Filling

    Unbaked shells, filled with mixtures of milk and eggs (custard and pumpkin pies), should be baked in a hot oven (450°F) for 10 minutes, then in a moderate slow oven (325°F)
    For remaining time.


    1-1/2 cups Five Roses Enriched Flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup shortening
    About 1/3 cup ice cold water

    Enough pastry for 1 two-crust pie of average size, or 1 pie shell and 6 tarts.
    For richer pastry, increase shortening to 2/3 cup. The amount of water required will depend on the type of shortening used.
    Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
    Mix in shortening with tips of fingers or 2 knives. {Tedious, it’s better to use a pastry cutter.}
    Add water, a little at a time, using just enough to bind mixture. Collect all moistened particles into a ball of dough.
    With as little handling as possible, form dough into a round disk.
    Place disk on a slightly floured board.
    The dough should be soft enough not to break when it is rolled; it should be stiff enough not to stick to the board.
    Handle pastry as lightly as possible. Kneading will toughen it.

    Roll dough from the centre outward — always rolling with a light even pressure, to a thickness of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Line pie plates, tart shells, etc., and bake as directed.

    Notes from me:

    I always use Crisco Vegetable Shortening.
    Five Roses flour is still available in Canada, but any all-purpose flour will work.

  4. Swalb%515

    Swalb%515 said, about 3 years ago

    Custard pie. Ummm….Happy Halloween!!!

  5. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    being as it’s a school night, we might not get that many. It’s hard to say from year to year.

  6. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If anyone should get a zap, it would be that guy…just go back the next night Broomie and surprise him…

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 3 years ago

    I’m glad Broomie likes the pie, but that guy is way too smug and pleased with himself. I vote zap!

  8. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    Same to you, stooge boy. And watch the magic pumpkin!

  9. Ralph Ziggy

    Ralph Ziggy said, about 3 years ago

    I would go to that house for a custard pie, I love them and will take them any way I can get them

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