|Dean's Books > Pie: 80+ Pies
and Pastry Delights
This is the tenth of Dean's books, launched on 2 July, 2012.
80+ Pies and Pastry Delights
Delicious sweet and savoury pies and pastries from steak
and onion pie to pecan tart (UK)
Author: Dean Brettschneider
Hardback, Penguin Group (NZ)
Hardback, Jacqui Small (UK)
A generous, mouth-watering collection of the most irresistible pastry classics
and creations from around the world, by award-winning Global Baker and
pâtissier Dean Brettschneider.
Who can resist a steaming-hot home-baked pie?
Whether it's savoury or sweet, humble or gourmet, individual or family-sized,
a tasty pie is an enduring Kiwi favourite. Particularly good in winter, there
is nothing more satisfying than eating a piping-hot, freshly baked pie, tart,
quiche or even sausage roll which has just come out of the kitchen oven, brimming
with various fillings enclosed in a buttery
Pie: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights is the definitive
pie cookbook, unlocking the secrets to making a truly melt-in-your-mouth pie.
Complete with meat pies, seafood pies, vegetarian pies, sweet pies and not-quite-a-pie
pies (such as sausage rolls, flans, tarts, shortcakes, pasties, plaits, flammkuchen
and whoopee pies), Pie also includes a comprehensive
pastry-making section featuring 24 pastry recipes with all the tips and tricks
for if you're
serious about mastering pastry. All of the recipes in
the book are based on traditional recipes but with
Dean Brettschneider’s modern, global new world
Arguably New Zealand's best artisan baker, Dean
Brettschneider has a passion for pies and getting
more people back to eating the humble pie:
in many shapes and sizes are made around the
globe and are the most baked product in the home
kitchen - the world is full of home bakers making
their favourite pies for themselves, family and
Dean has seen the evolution of the pie in New Zealand, from growing up with tuck-shop
to his days working on product development to get
a pie with crispy pastry from the microwave for a
national industrial pie maker, to now making high quality
taste sensations in his bakeries around
‘Pies are now even becoming part of the
menu in fine-dining restaurants. The humble pie is
coming back with passion.'
Pie: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights invites you to
salivate over the stunning photography from Aaron
McLean and delve into a brief introductory history
of the humble pie by Paul Hansen, a baker and
the founder of the Bakels New Zealand Supreme
Who knew pies can be traced back to
ancient Egypt? Or that the Greeks were the first
makers of ‘pie pastry'? In New Zealand the humble
pie arrived in the 1930s through the pie cart, and so
a long tradition began.
80+ Pies and Pastry Delights
About the Author
Brettschneider is a global-based professional
baker and pâtissier with an international
The award-winning author of ten bestselling
cookbooks, Dean co-owns Global Baker -
Dean Brettschneider-branded artisan bakeries in
Auckland, Shanghai and more recently his new store
in Singapore, called Baker & Cook.
Dean is currently
a judge on TV3's New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker;
and he will also be in a new Food TV show called The
Sugar Club starting mid-June.
Dean is at the forefront
of artisan baking in the international arena and will
be appearing in September at a UK food show, the
Cake and Bake Show - www.thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk.
He resides in Denmark, London
Zealand and will be available globally for interviews
about Pie: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights.
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