Author(s): Nick Malgieri
Over the years Nick Malgieri has shared many pastry dough recipes, from ridiculously easy (mix with a fork and press into the pan) to quite elaborate (classic puff pastry, croissants, etc.). In this book, he gives you a range of all types of doughs, step-by-step photos (and videos on his website) about how to prepare them and also how to roll them, shape them and bake them. If you have a bad case of 'fear of pastry' or 'fear of rolling' he can promise you that if you follow the simple instructions here you'll be able to tackle any pastry project you like. Starting off as usual with a quick tutorial on ingredients and equipment, Nick then delves into sweet tarts and tartlets; sweet pies, cobblers and crisps; savoury pies and tarts; strudels, puff pastries, including those with cream, and brioche. With over 125 recipes and beautifully photographed every step of the way, Pastry Perfection is the new definitive pastry bible.
Nick Malgieri, former executive pastry chef at Windows on the World and 1996 inductee into Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, is currently director of the baking programme at the Institute of Culinary Education. The author of 9 cookbooks, Nick's recipes have been published in The New York Times, Food & Wine and Gourmet and he is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post. Nick has made many television appearances, including on Food Network and Martha Stewart