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How to Build a Better Pie: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Flaky Crusts, Toppers, and the Things in betweenby Millicent Souris
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Whether you want to try your hand at Apple Pie or Chicken Fat and Pea Pie, How to Build a Better Pie will provide everything you need to know. Learn the skills, practice the techniques, master the recipes, and build yourself a better pie.
Inside, author Millicent Souris shows you:
—Solid foundations: how to make and roll out the crust, including a basic crust and alternative crusts such as crumble, shortbread, and cheddar cheese
—The practical equipment basics and essential pie-making tips that you really need
—The methods behind a lattice and a full top crust, and how to tell which one to use
—Fruit pies, from Rhubarb Pie to Cherry Pie to Apricot Tomatillo Pie, and beyond
—Staple pies, including Walnut Maple Pie, Corn Buttermilk Pie, and Chocolate Olive Oil Pie
—Savory pies, such as Oyster Pie, Lamb Pie, and Chicken Pot Pie
—How to go small: hand pies, turnovers, and galettes
You want to make pie, but are petrified of the crust. How can I get it to roll out and stretch over mounds of fruit? Will it tear, flake, burn, break, and disintegrate beneath my fingers? What about the filling: how do I get my custards to set, my blueberries to jell, and my meringues lofty and perfectly browned?
Consider your questions answered and your fears alleviated. Millicent Souris, pie mistress and kitchen muse, teaches you the skills and techniques you need to master the art of making pie – skillfully, flawlessly, and deliciously. How to Build a Better Pie includes detailed information on everything from kitchen know-how to using the best ingredients. You'll find illustrated preparation techniques for fruit fillings, custards, mousses, creams, meringues, and more, along with crust recipes and techniques including chilling, rolling, shaping.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Let Them Eat Pie
Chapter 1: Putting the Pie in Your Kitchen
Chapter 2: Crusts
Chapter 3: Rolling Out
Chapter 4: Fruit Pies
Chapter 5: Nuts, Chocolate, and Other Decadent Staple Pies
Chapter 6: Savory Pies, Meat Pies, Pot Pies, Oh, My!
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