The Pie and Pastry Bible - Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Pie and Pastry Bible

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

  • Release Date: 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Methods
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings


The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country's top baker.

-More than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques and equipment, and 70 color pictures of finished pies, tarts, and pastries

-Easy-to-follow recipes for fruit pies, chiffon pies, custard pies, ice-cream pies, meringue pies, chocolate pies, tarts and tartlets, turnovers, dumplings, biscuits, scones, crostadas, galettes, strudel, fillo, puff pastry, croissants (chocolate, too), Danish, brioche, sticky buns, cream puffs, and profiteroles

-All kinds of fillings, glazes, toppings, and sauces, including pastry cream, frangipane, Chiboust, fruit curds, ice creams, fondant, fruit preserves, streusel, meringues, ganache, caramel, and hot fudge

-A separate chapter featuring foolproof flaky, tender, and original crusts of every kind imaginable. Here are a few: Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust, Flaky Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust, Miracle Flaky Lard Pie Crust, and Flaky Goose Fat Pie Crust; Bittersweet Chocolate, Coconut, Ginger, and Sweet Nut Cookie Crusts; and Vanilla, Gingersnap, Chocolate, and Graham Cracker Crumb Crusts

-Countless tips that solve any problem, including the secrets to making a juicy fruit pie with a crisp bottom crust and a lemon meringue pie that doesn't weep

-How to make a tender and flaky pie crust in under three minutes

-How to make the best brownie ever into a crustless tart with puddles of ganache

-Exciting savory recipes, including meat loaf wrapped in a flaky Cheddar cheese crust and a roasted poblano quiche

-Extensive decorating techniques for the beginning baker and professional alike that show you how to make chocolate curls, pipe rosettes, crystallize flowers and leaves, and more

-Detailed information on ingredients and equipment, previously available only to professionals

-The wedding cake reconceived as a Seven-Tier Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

-Pointers for Success follow the recipes, guaranteeing perfect results every time


  • Awesome!

    By Ashkkvb
    I have this book in hard cover already but I bought it again in kindle form because I use it often. Now I am very happy I have it in my iPad .. Thank you so much! I just want to add that the pictures are in back of I the book just in case some readers did not notice it
  • The Best Pies

    By MDA78
    If you want to make incredible pies, this is your book. It is not an "easy cooking" book. The best food takes time and these pies definitely do, but they are well worth it. Worth every penny!
  • Too expensive

    By shovelmonkey2
    $40.00 for an e-book?? Over priced.
  • No color photos or pictures

    By See Jane Illinois
    The description claims there will be 70 color pictures in this iBook. Besides from the cover art, there is not a single color photo, just small black and white line drawings. If you are like me and believe that a good color photo is important in a cookbook, then save your money and buy the old fashioned, paper version of this book.