Bestselling author Richard Bertinet uses simple techniques and step-by-step photography to teach you how to make four different types of pastry before you put your skills to the test with a mouthwatering collection of over 50 recipes. He also dismisses the myths of making pastry and gives you his top tips on how to avoid mistakes or how to put them right if you do slip up. With recipes ranging from savouries, such as Duck Pie, Pumpkin and Ricotta Tarts and Sausage Rolls, to all the sweet treats you can imagine, such as delectable Prune and Rum Tarts, Passion Fruit Cheesecakes and a sumptuous Tarte Tatin, this is every cook's pastry bible. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and colour photography by the award-winning photographer Jean Cazals, this is an essential cookbook for every budding baker.
Originally trained as a baker in Brittany, Richard has over 20 years experience in the kitchen, baking, consulting and teaching. In 2005 he set up The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school in Bath, which now attracts people from all over the world to participate in his classes. His first book, Dough, was awarded The Guild of Food Writers Award for Best First Book, the Julia Child Award for the Best First Book and the James Beard Award for Best Book Baking and Desserts. Crust was given a World Gourmand Award for the Best British Book on Baking. Richard has appeared on Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and often on features for local television. His most recent appearance was with Rachel Allen on her Bake! series.