Building on the popularity of Sophie's range of gourmet ready-made pies, this book will offer inventive new takes on the classic dish.
Recipes include both savoury and sweet, modern and traditional, from classic favourites such as Steak and Kidney pudding to pies for the real connoisseur like Duck with Figs.
There are also plenty of mouth-watering vegetarian pies, like Endive with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, portable pies for picnics and little pies to appeal to kids – tested on Sophie’s own children.
Recipes are equally inventive with their ‘tops’, which include puff pastry, filo, parsnip mash, polenta and crumble.
In a detailed techniques section, Sophie divulges the secrets of perfect pastry-making (with shortcut tips if you’re in a hurry), encourages getting creative with pie decoration, and explains just why you might need a little china blackbird poking out the middle of your pie.
Please note that this is an expanded edition of Sophie Conran’s Little Book of Pies.
“Books about pies are keenly sought, so this title is very welcome. Sophie’s profile will be high, with great press coverage making it a must-stock.” The Bookseller
“This book contains some real humdingers for pie lovers. “ Sunday Business Post
“Pies glorious pies; savoury ones, sweet ones, easy ones and smart ones. This book has a pie for every season, occasion and mood.” Olive Magazine
About the author
Sophie Conran is a mother of two and an entrepreneur with a passion for food, family and friends. One of the famous Conran family, she has inherited her parents’ flair for food and design. As a girl Sophie helped her mum, Caroline, an iconic food writer, test her recipes. As well as continuing to create fantastic new recipes, Sophie works in magazines and publishing as an entertainment editor, works in fashion with her brother Jasper and has designed a range of cookware for Portmeirion.