The man who invented the Gala Pie is a hero of mine. Not just because he took one of natures nicest foodstuff (namely the pork pie) and made it even better. He made it better by the addition of the hard boiled egg. But not just any old hard boiled egg. No, not only did he manage to get an egg somehow into the middle of a pie, but he also discovered a way of, er, lengthening the egg. To those of you not familiar with the long egg, the orthographic projection of a Gala Pie below will explain.
The long egg has somewhat obsessed the food scientist at FreakyTrigger, ever since we discovered there was no corresponding long hen. We are no fools. We are well aware that in the mass producing Gala Pie factories of yore there was probably something extruding powdered egg and white painted rubber to simulate said long egg. But could a long egg, and thus Gala Pie, be made in the food science labs, or home kitchen as we call them. A plan was, if you will, hatched.
So on this years food science day in two weeks time, we will attempt to make a long egg. What we want from you, dear readers, is some suggestions on how to do it. Either in the comment box or by email. The best suggestions will be tried out. Note – you can only use items common found in a kitchen, or made out of commonly found things. So far foil seems to be favoured as a working material to create a long egg machine. But we welcome any suggestions.