The use of a wooden spoon (or an erect penis), to free pastry from a pie tin. Due to current health and safety limitations in the UK, witch's taps are restricted to wooden spoons only in the workplace. Due to the risk of severe burns to the genitals I recommend using a good witch's tap after the pie tin has been allowed to cool.
The gentleman chef needed to give the pies a witch's tap to free them from the muffin tin.
by THE Frank Spencer July 22, 2008