Tart it Up! Sweet & Savoury Tarts and Pies by Eric Lanlard {book review}


This book has been out for a little while now and I've only just got myself a copy (thank you Christmas vouchers). I have a huge wishlist of baking books that I will never ever be able to afford. Having to pick and choose can be hard.

Tart it Up! feels very familiar and comfortable. Most likely because it's laid out like Home Bake. I think of that as a good thing. I like "comfortable" (I am a Taurus) and I like this book.

I wish I hadn't waited so long for it. There are so many things I want to make. This list is more for my benefit, but it’s a great way to show you what is inside! 

Savoury:
Fig, lardon and dolcleatte tart
Belgian endive and Parma ham tart
Artichoke and black olive tart (picture)
Black pudding and apple tart
Curried chicken (making tonight!)
Calzone 
Thai crab mini pies

Sweet:
West Indies chocolate tart
Amaretto and peach tart
Blueberry amandine tarts (picture)
Gypsy tart
Strawberry tart ‘royale’
Treacle tart
Matcha and yuzu tart (picture)
‘Praline rose’ tarts
Raspberry Cheesecake pie
Caramelized blood orange pie

As I mentioned above - I have a copy of Home Bake and I love it so it’s no surprise that I am now in love with Tart it Up! Eric Lanlard is a Master Patissier, celebrity chef, and owner of his own café, Cake Boy boutique. Which I will be visiting in May for the Baking Mad Spring Course! 


Have I mentioned that yet?? It’s not like I haven’t tried to put it in every blog post or tweet I write! :0) The Matcha and yuzu tart (pictured above) is one of the 3 tarts I will be making on Thursday May 16th with Eric and 7 other ‘students’. May 16th also happens to be my 30th birthday! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate! I am going to apologize now as I predict I will become a little annoying about the whole thing... mentioning it any chance I get!


There is more then my birthday and the course to look forward too!! His new book is out this spring: Chocolat!! I do love my cook (baking) books!!


Cake Boy website
Cake Boy Courses
Tart it Up! Amazon UK & USA; The Book People
Home Bake! Amazon UK & USA (Cake Boy)
Chocolat! Amazon UK

update: made the gypsy tart and chicken curry tart

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