Pies & Tarts
Good Old-Fashioned Pies & Stews
A hearty collection of comforting dishes that can be prepared and left in a low oven while the cook does something else. Ingredients in these quiet and good tempered dishes can be swapped, altered or added to make quick and easy nourishing meals for friends and family. Includes tons of basic tips on for cooking pies & stews, starting with choosing the right container, frying vegetables and meats, and adding liquids, to times, temperatures, removing fat and reheating. Hardcover, 223 pp. $31.95.
Pies, Glorious Pies
Follow Maxine Clark's hints and tips learned and gathered over years of pastry making and you simple won't go wrong. From Basic Shortcrust or Suet Crust, to French Rich Butter Pastry, they all have their purposes and functions. All these pastries are made by mixing flour with either only butter or a mix of butter and lard or olive oil or suet. There are Everyday Pies, Posh Pies, Portable Pies and Sweet Pies. All recipes include gorgeous photography as well! Hardcover, 143 pp. $28.95.
Make a pie that none of your friends have ever tried. Dress it up, dress it down, add a bit of Bourbon or a dash of cardamom and already you are the domestic diva of your next book club meeting. Not-So-Humble-Pies has the greatest variety of unique and delicious pies and tarts for every occasion and every personality. Get crazy and try something new! Hardcoer, 191 pp. $18.99.
Pie it Forward
Although everyone loves eating pie, not so many people are keen to make it such is the fear of making pie crust. From classic apple pie to Bavarian calzones, this book will take the terror out of pie-making. Along with several varieties of dough, there are lots of add-ons--glazes, caramel, pastry cream, and of course, advice, advice, advice. Color photos. Hardcover, 252 pp. $32.95.
Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, oh, my!
Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
Decorating desserts is always fun, but Karen Tack and Alan Richardson take it to the next level. Shoes from cupcakes, sheep from cookies and skateboards from crispy rice treats, Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, oh my! from the creators of Hello Cupcake! bring forth a new milestone in fun and clever dessert decorating. Softcover, 237 pp. $20.95.
Sarah Billingsley & Ellen Silverman
Thais is a fun little book to have if you are in the mood for a fun challange and a dessert treat to eat with friends. This book allows a beginner to learn and have fun with pie. This book goes back to basics and has very detailed instuctions. Hardcover, 143 pp. $22.95.
Christy Beaver & Morgan Greenseth
Whether your taste is for the savory or the sweet, there is a tiny, perfect out -of-the hand treat to satisfy any craving. There is a photo for each recipe. Softcover, 128 pp. $16.50.
The quintessential American dessert, apple pie has had it's fair share of successes and failures. Perfect your pastry technique, or expand your horizons with this book featuring creative and intriguing twists on this piece of classic Americana. Learn how to prevent a soggy bottom crust, and how to accomodate for the shrinkage of the fruit filling as it cooks. Softcover, 250 pp. $17.95.
Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts
Martha Stewart's latest addition to her growing repertoire of cookbooks features her vast collection of pies and tarts. Including both sweet and savory creations, Martha provides classic recipes as well as iterations for the more ambitious. Softcover, 352 pp. $27.99.
A collection of pie recipes from restaurants across the United States and a few select Canadian contributions this book illustrates the best and worst (the sort of “worst” we profess to hate but secretly eat) of North American baking. In the former category there is peach-blackberry, Concord grape, blueberry, plum-strawberry crumb pie. Then there is a sour cream pie that calls for five count‘em cups of brown sugar, four cups of sour cream, and a whole cup of corn starch all in one 9” shell. How about chocolate-covered cherry pie featuring prepared cherry pie filling and Cool Whip? Alas, we fear they are all seriously yummy, and achingly sweet. Colour photos. Softcover, 111 pp. $19.95.
You will find dessert pies here but it is savory pies:meat and game, poultry,
and vegetable, that star in all their golden glory in more than half the book.
Troubleshooting pointers and a variety of pastry recipes should raise the comfort
level for the crust-phobic. Hardcover, 191 pp, $32.95.
From Beacon Hill apple pie to Washington Irving s mincemeat pie, Linda Everett
serves up 92 tried and true ways to retrieve your inner Betty Crocker. Classic
colour illustrations. Hardcover, 128 pp, $26.95.
La Patisserie de Pierre Hermé
there are English language books featuring Pierre Hermé (Desserts by
Pierre Hermé, $47.00; Chocolate Desserts by Pierre
Hermé, $60.00), this lavishly illustrated bilingual edition shows
Hermé at his best. Hardcover, 320 pp. $175.00.
250 Best Cakes & Pies
Easy to follow recipes for any occasion containing east to find ingredients can inspire
even the timid to create luscious baked goods. Colour photos. Softcover, 192pp.,
Wanda's Pie In The Sky
Wanda's tips for perfect pastry will help anyone overcome their fear
of baking. She's truly 'The Pie Queen' and her step-by-step illustrations
will guide you to the best pie in town. The Raspberry Marzipan Tarts
(p.139) are a staff favourite. Softcover, 288 pp., $22.95
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