Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

Few recipes cause as much anxiety as those for pastry—it seems sometimes that there are as many pastry recipes as there are cooks. The key to successful pastry is matching the correct type of pastry to the filling. That and keeping the ingredients as cold as possible....
Rough Puff Pastry

Rough Puff Pastry

Making traditional puff pastry can be a challenge. In fact, the Barefoot Contessa, aka Ina Gartner, says, “You don’t have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!” I venture to suggest that Rough Puff might make her change her mind....
Butter Pastry

Butter Pastry

This is an all-purpose pastry, suitable for both sweet and savoury pies. If you only want to learn one method, this is a good one. It’s easy to work with and produces very consistent results: a crisp, delicious pastry that works as well for the bottom crust as...
No Roll Pastry Crust

No Roll Pastry Crust

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you—the crust is tender and delicious. It’s my go-to recipe for blind baking pies as shrinkage is minimal, and it comes together in minutes. No messy, flour-dusted countertop. And the little ones love pressing...
Buttermilk Pastry

Buttermilk Pastry

This recipe is excellent for making decorated pies with complex latticework or cutouts—it shrinks little, if at all. It’s extremely forgiving and easy to work with. Tender and flaky, it handles readily without getting awkward and testy.    ...
Sweet Butter Pastry

Sweet Butter Pastry

Sweet Butter Pastry is kind of a cross between shortbread and unsweetened pastry. The addition of sugar renders the crust perfect for less-sweet fillings, such as curds and pastry creams.  Print clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder...