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160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

The recipe
Cooking is a learning process, and a lot of lessons just need to be learned the hard way. There are a host of excellent kitchen habits that food educators are desperate for us to get into, such as, reading the recipe all the way through, verifying that you have all the ingredients, doing things [...]

23 April 2008 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 5 Comments
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148. Grasshopper Pie p.772

148. Grasshopper Pie p.772

The recipe
Grasshopper pie was one of the great frustrations of my childhood. It’s a hypnotically enticing green, it’s named after an insect, and it has cookie crumbs in the crust, this is obviously the perfect pie for an eight year old boy. Unfortunately it’s boozy enough to light with a match. My Papa had a [...]

28 February 2008 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 5 Comments
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124. Berry Tart with Mascarpone Cream p.777

124. Berry Tart with Mascarpone Cream p.777

The recipe
I was impressed with this tart, it’s very simple, beautiful, and delicious. I’m not fond of precious pastry bag tricks, or marzipan statuary on my desserts. I prefer the natural good looks of fruit, or decoration that’s an extension of the dessert making process. I tend to bake cakes, dust them with icing sugar, [...]

29 November 2007 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 1 Comment
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123. Sweet Pastry Dough p.791

123. Sweet Pastry Dough p.791

The recipe
I should state at the outset that I’m a pastry neophyte. Before I started The Project, I think I’d made two pies in my life. Sure, I baked stuff in pie shells, but I always picked up the Tenderflake pre-made ones, and figured it was good enough. I don’t really have a knack for [...]

27 November 2007 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 2 Comments
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