National Pie Day is January 23rd! Whether you want to celebrate with something sweet or savory, Agate cookbooks have the perfect recipes for you. Check out a few of our favorites below!
Hoosier Mama Book of Pies
Specializing in hand-made, artisanal pies that only use locally sourced and in-season ingredients, Hoosier Mama Pie Company has become a local favorite and a national destination gaining praise from Bon Appetit, the Food Network, and Food & Wine as one of the top pie shops in the country. Now, The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie delivers all the sumptuous secrets of buttery crusts, fruity fillings, creams and custards, chess pies, over-the-top-pies, and even the stout and hearty savory pie. The practically oriented, easy-going, and accessible style of this book will help bakers both new and old make the perfect pie for every occasion.
The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie also includes tips on technique, fascinating historical anecdotes, and an emphasis on special seasonal recipes, as well as quiches, hand pies, and scones. This beautifully photographed and designed book has the classic retro feel of the mid-20th century golden age of pie, and all the warmth and personality of the Hoosier Mama Pie Co’s cozy Chicago storefront. The focus on using local produce and employing the farm-to-table philosophy gives the book a contemporary twist, helping home bakers make the freshest, most delicious pies imaginable. Now readers can take a little piece of Hoosier Mama Pie Company anywhere they go.
Baking Basics and Beyond
Baking Basics and Beyond allows even absolute novices to prepare a wide array of delicious, healthy breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In a warm, reassuring manner, Pat Sinclair leads beginning bakers step-by-step through each recipe, thoroughly explaining each technique and direction. After learning a basic technique, additional recipes provide further practice and more elaborate results.
This second edition contains more than 100 recipes from old favorites like icebox cookies, cornbread, and brownies to updated classics, including Butterscotch Cashew Blondies, Chai Latte Custards, and Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. Throughout, explanations and precise tips, based on Sinclair’s years of baking experience, make readers feel as though there is a friendly teacher in the kitchen, peering over their shoulders, and guiding them toward perfect results, every time.
Vegan Baking Classics
Vegan Baking Classics is a one-stop guide to delicious, everyday baked goods free of any animal ingredients. It offers timeless, foolproof recipes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare, even for kitchen novices. Whether bakers are new to the world of veganism or a veteran with years of experience, readers (and their families) find invaluable resources here for sweets and treats.
These recipes are more than delicious enough to be enjoyed by everyone who craves great baked treats, whether they are vegan or not, but they fill a particular need for families concerned about avoiding animal products and maintaining a completely plant-based diet. The recipes use high-quality ingredients that are affordable and widely available, and all the traditional favorites are included, with chapters devoted to the best and tastiest muffins and quick breads, cookies and bars, and all manner of cakes, pies, crisps, and cobblers. This book proves you can be vegan and eat your cake too!