Julie Jones

Sweet Pumpkin Tart

Sweet Pumpkin Tart

Sweet Pumpkin Tart excerpted from Expressions: Art in Pastry: Recipes and Ideas for Extraordinary Pies and Tarts by Julie Jones. Photography by Andrew Montgomery.

Expressions: Art in Pastry: Recipes and Ideas for Extraordinary Pies and Tarts by Julie Jones

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…)

Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart 

Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart

Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart, The Pastry School by Julie Jones. Photography by Peter Cassidy.

The Pastry School

Julie Jones is renowned for her highly decorative bakes packed with bold layers of flavour and texture. She is leading the pastry revival, believing that with a bit of patience and a love for food, anyone can create delicious, beautiful bakes.


A comprehensive Pastry Recipes & Methods section guides you through 10 different types of pastry with step-by-step instructions. These include loved classics such as Shortcrust and Hot Water, as well as a versatile Vegan and Gluten-free, that can be swapped in or out of recipes with a helpful Alternative Pastry Key.


Chapters include Fruit, Cream & Cheese, Nuts, Vegetables, Meat & Fish and Crunch & Crumb, featuring more than 50 sweet and savoury recipes ranging from a crowd-pleasing Vegetable Patch(work) Tart to stunning Vanilla Slices.


Dive in and be inspired by Julie’s delicate decorations and full-on flavours—these bakes are fun and achievable, with swaps and creativity encouraged.