by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Hardcover—1998)
The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country's top baker. More than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques and equipment, and 70 colour pictures of finished pies, tarts, and pastries. With easy-to-follow recipes for fruit pies, chiffon pies, custard pies, ice-cream pies, meringue pies, chocolate pies, tarts and tartlets, turnovers, dumplings, biscuits, scones, crostatas, galettes, strudel, fillo, puff pastry, croissants (chocolate, too), Danishes, brioches, sticky buns, cream puffs, and profiteroles. Plus, countless tips that solve any problem, including the secrets to making a juicy fruit pie with a crisp bottom crust and a lemon meringue pie that doesn't weep.