Pastry for Beginners Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats

Pastry for Beginners Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats

by Sharon Glascoe


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Become a pastry aficionado with this all-in-one pastry cookbook

Baking beautifully golden, buttery pastries from scratch may seem intimidating—but all it takes is a tasty recipe and some trustworthy guidance. This pastry cookbook is for the home baker who wants to up their baking skills with picture-perfect pastries.

This pastry cookbook includes step-by-steps and photos for fundamental dough-making techniques, like blind baking pie dough, kneading soft yeasted breads, laminating an airy puff pastry, and piping a light choux pastry; as well as dozens of recipes for flaky and flavorful sweet and savory pastries.

This pastry cookbook includes:

  • Knead-to-know —An overview covers pastry terminology, essential equipment and ingredients, as well as tips for prepping and handling your dough.
  • Dough not ‘doh’ —Become an expert on pastry-making with easy-to-follow master dough recipes, as well as troubleshooting for any pastry problems.
  • Pastry perfected —Try your hand at mouthwatering recipes for tarts, turnovers, eclairs, and more.

Uncover the secrets of pastry-making with the foolproof guidance of this pastry cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646111411
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 125,068
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

SHARON GLASCOE is a self-taught baker and founder of the blog, Certified Pastry Aficionado, where her recipes inspire others to make incredible foods in their own kitchens. Sharon has worked with major food brands and appeared in various printed and online publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 The Secrets of Pastry Making 1

Chapter 2 Pie Dough 17

Tomato and Ricotta Galette 22

Goat Cheese and Shallot Tart 24

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Breakfast Pastries 26

Mini Quiche Lorraine 28

Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie 30

Mocha Brownie Pie 33

Bourbon-Peach Hand Pies 37

Beef Empanadas 39

Classic Fruit Tails 41

Banana Meringue Pie 44

Deep-Dish Apple Pie 47

Mixed Berry Pie with Lattice Crust 49

Lavender Vanilla Lemon Bars 52

Raspberry Rugelach 54

Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Tarts 56

Chapter 3 Puff Pastry 61

Elephant Ear Cookies 67

Crispy Cheese Twists 68

Guava and Cream Cheese Turnovers 69

Spinach Pastry Muffins 71

Cinnamon Raisin and Walnut Pinwheels 73

Strawberries and Cream Danish 74

Breakfast Pizza 76

Apricot-Pecan Baked Brie en Croute 78

Aussie Sausage Rolls 79

Vanilla Bean Morning Buns 80

Lemon-Raspberry Tartlets 82

Skillet Chicken Potpie 84

Pesto-Ricotta Braid 86

Caramel Napoleons 87

Classic Batter Croissants 90

Chapter 4 Yeast Dough 95

Nulella Pull-Apart Bread 100

Cinnamon Monkey Bread 102

Pecan Sticky Buns 103

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls 105

Blackberries and Cream Slider Doughnuts 107

Almond Ring 109

Asiago Cheese Bread 111

Sweet Yeast Rolls 113

Soft Pretzel Bites 115

Mallorca Sweet Bread 117

Chapter 5 Choux Dough 121

Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce 126

Blueberry Lemon Cream Puffs 128

Vanilla Bean Éclairs 131

French Crullers 133

Blue Cheese-Walnut Gougères 134

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Gougères 135

Measurement Conversions 139

Resources 140

Glossary of Key Pastry Baking Terms 141

Index 142

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