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...
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...
Mixed Berry Curd Tart

Mixed Berry Curd Tart

I’m always eager to use up the excess egg yolks that are the inevitable byproduct of making Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing (always much in demand around here). Unlike egg whites, yolks don’t freeze as well, I had a bag of Trader Joe’s mixed berries...