Foolproof Recipes for the Home Cook
by Nick Malgieri (Hardcover—2014)
Over the years master baker Nick Malgieri has shared many pastry dough recipes, from ridiculously easy (mix with a fork and press into the pan) to quite elaborate (like classic puff pastry and croissants). In this book, he gives you a range of all types of doughs, with step-by-step photos (and videos on his website) about how to prepare them and also how to roll them, shape them, and bake them. If you have a bad case of “fear of pastry” or “fear of rolling,” he can promise you that if you follow the simple instructions here you’ll be able to tackle any pastry project you like. Starting off as usual with a quick tutorial on ingredients and equipment, Nick then delves into sweet tarts and tartlets; sweet pies, cobblers and crisps; savoury pies and tarts; strudels; puff pastries, including those with cream; and brioche. So whether you're looking for a Summer Vegetable Lattice Pie, Salted Cashew Caramel Chocolate Tartlets, Petit Choux aux Café, a Raspberry Brioche Shortcake, or a French Lemon Meringue Tart, Nick promises you perfect results every time. With over 125 recipes, including a tutorial on Turkish pastries and Viennese strudels, and beautifully photographed by former Gourmet magazine photographer Romulo Yanes with former Gourmet magazine food stylist Paul Grimes, Nick Malgieri’s Pastry is the new definitive pastry bible.