The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes From The Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop (2013)
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book...
About book: I love to bake and I love a really great story, so this cookbook was perfect for me. The layout of the instructions and the amount of detail these two women put into the book are astonishing. If you aren't a baker and would like to be, I would start with this book solely for the guides and resources it provides. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because these recipes are truly "unusual". There are maybe three recipes in there that I would actually consider making and the rest are just pretty to look at. Other than that the book is great. Granted, so far I have only made two pies from this book - the Rhubarb Pie on page 76 and the Strawberry Balsamic Pie on page 80 - but both of those were very well received by my family. Frankly, they were super delicious and looked great. Furthermore, I would like to make almost every single pie recipe in this book, and since I borrowed it from the library and the time has come to return it, I think I will buy this one rather than just copy a few recipes. Although some of the recipes are not for the absolute beginner, and some of the ingredients are not readily available in everyone's pantry I am recommending this book for all levels of pie bakers because the instructions are well written and illustrated. Well, my kids keep asking when I am baking the next pie ...
This cookbook offers recipes by season and great chapters on techniques and sourcing.
This is a good collection that serves best the experienced baker.
Oh yum! Oh yum - black-bottom oatmeal pie.
Other books by Food & Cookbooks