Bestselling author Richard Bertinet uses simple techniques and step-by-step photography to teach you how to make four different types of pastry before you put your skills to the test with a mouthwatering collection of over 50 recipes. He also dismisses the myths of making pastry and gives you his top tips on how to avoid mistakes or how to put them right if you do slip up. With recipes ranging from savouries, such as Duck Pie, Pumpkin and Ricotta Tarts and Sausage Rolls, to all the sweet treats you can imagine, such as delectable Prune and Rum Tarts, Passion Fruit Cheesecakes and a sumptuous Tarte Tatin, this is every cook's pastry bible. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and colour photography by the award-winning photographer Jean Cazals, this is an essential cookbook for every budding baker.
"Richard's cookery school in Bath is one of the places to learn baking, but if you can't get there, this book is the next best thing to sharpen up your pastry skills." BBC Good Food "Delicious... Proving that everyone can cook pastry." Homes & Gardens "A no-nonsense collection of pastry recipes from a career baker, enhanced by terrific step-by-step photography. Bertinet has an amazing ability to get complex ideas across, clearly and simply." -- Tim Hayward Financial Times "beautifully illustrated and deliberately user-friendly Pastry guide cookbook makes baking easy." Metro "Let Richard Bertinet guide you to Pastry heaven with his lovely new cookbook Pastry." Independent