Julie Jones, Instagram influencer and author of Soulful Baker and The Pastry School conducts online work-shops for pastry decorating and this is the book that her followers have been crying out for.
A collection of basic sweet, shortcrust and hot water pastry recipes at the start of the book can each be used for a variety of pies and tarts and with a wide range of fillings, both sweet and savoury.
Chapters on Fruit, Meat & Fish, Vegetables, Sweet Dairy and Cheese include 40 recipes that can all be adapted to a variety of decorative approaches. The recipes suit small and large rounds and small and large squares, according to how many people you’re planning to serve. In total there are more than a hundred decorative pies and tarts to feast your eyes on. Recipes include a linear fruit pie, a cheese lattice pie, a pumpkin-baked pastry tile pie and a carrot and courgette flower pie. Every chapter includes exquisite photography by Andrew Montgomery of both the food and the inspiration behind it. (more…)