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If baking is your hobby, and pie a passion, buy it!, 15. Juli 1999
Having heard Rose speak on Public Radio about the value in baking homemade pie for family and guests, I had to order the book if only to have the Flaky Cream-Cheese Pie Crust recipe, which Rose said, "...is the soul of this book." I was impressed when I heard her say she'd tried the recipe 50 times to get it exactly, scientifically right. I am happy to report I tried the cream cheese crust, open-faced fresh blueberry pie yesterday, and it was worth every puttering step. Absolutely great! It looked just like the wonderful color photo provided in the book and tasted fabulous. Rose's book answers every possible question a baker could have about ingredients, storage, problems, you-name-it! What could be a lost art for those of us who grew up with European-born, stay-at-home expert baker moms, Rose's book is indispensable. The mystery and science of my childhood's translucent apple strudel dough is included in this great book. She's translated pinch-of-this, handful of that into very exact weights, measures, and procedures for any kind of putsy pastry, but DOES offer her recommendations for brand mixes for when you're in a hurry.