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Love it! A keeper and a treasure,
This review is from: Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts: 150 Recipes for Old-Fashioned and Modern Favorites (Paperback)This cookbook begins with classic pies so even a novice can try her hand at pie baking and then take off in a million directions using so many creative techniques. This really is the quintessential cookbook for making pies and tarts. I love the layout. Each recipe begins with an introductory paragraph about the recipe, the list of ingredients is clear and not too close to the spine and for the most part, the directions are clear and concise, although sometimes I did get very lost.
I made the Mushroom and Shallot Quiche which was absolutely divine and so very classic. Even though I had a bit of a disaster with the Mini Raspberry Galettes, the flavour was absolutely delicious. The Chocolate Mousse Tart with Hazelnuts was a dream and even though the Vegetable Tartlets were a bit of a logistic nightmare to eat, they were surprisingly tasty. The Strawberry-Rhubarb Pielets almost drove me to madness but again, the flavours were perfection.
There is a stunning and classic Martha-esque photo for every recipe that makes your mouth water and truly is eye candy. At the back you will find a ton of helpful techniques on making pies and tarts, plus so much information about ingredients. From poached apple roses to candied lemon slices, there is so much to explore even when it comes to garnishes.
I do feel that if I was to keep just one book about pies and tarts on my bookcase of cookbooks, this is is the one I would choose. I do wish there was more visual instruction for some of the techniques within the recipes themselves because what I was supposed to do was not always clear but overall, I loved this cookbook and will cherish it.
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