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GREAT PIES AND TARTS!,
This review is from: Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts: 150 Recipes for Old-Fashioned and Modern Favourites (Paperback)This is a fantastic book about pies and tarts: it has 150 recipes for all kinds of pies and tarts both sweet and savoury, and they are all amazing. The book is divided into ten sections, providing pie recipes for every taste, baking ability and occasion, so everyone can find their favourites.
The first section, "Classic" provides recipes for the most delicious, easy to make, old time favourites, that will never go out of style. The second section, "Free-Form" provides recipes for a wonderful selection of awkward shaped pies that taste and look homemade. The third section, "Sleek" has lovely recipes for a variation of elegant and glazed tarts. The fourth section, "Dreamy" provides recipes for dreamy and rich sweet pies and tarts. The fifth section, "Rustic" has the most amazing recipes for old fashioned double-crust and crumble pies. The sixth section, "Layered" has excellent recipes for beautifully layered tarts with cream, nuts, fruits, or chocolate. The seventh section "Dainty" has recipes for lovely small bite size tarts that are perfect accompaniments to tea. The eighth sections "Artful" has beautifully decorated pies. The ninth section is dedicated to "Holidays", with many festive pies. Last but not least is the "Savoury" section with delicious pies and quiches. Each section has a brief introduction and the recipes are very well written and easy to read, accompanied by very nice photographs and information about each pie's origin.
The book also includes a very helpful chapter about "The Basics", with useful detailed information about the basic ingredients for baking, the tools we can use for better results, and excellent step by step instructions for making great pies and tarts.