Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cutie Pies: A Review

Author: Dani Cone
Publisher: Andrews McMeal Publishing

My Thoughts: Who doesn’t adore pie? This adorable little book has pies, pies in jar, flip pies, petit pies and pie pops! Dani Cone is the owner of the High 5 Pie Bakery in Seattle, WA. Using her Grandma Molly’s all-butter pie crust recipe, she started a bakery to share her passion for the perfect but easily attainable pie, sweet and savory.

This book has 40 wonderful recipes. Beautiful full-color photos of every single recipe will have your mouth watering. My first to try list includes: Chocolate Cream Pie (my husbands absolute favorite), Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie (for our six children), Caramel-Pecan Pie Pops (for me) and Campfire S’mores Petit-5s (for the entire family)

I highly recommend Cutie Pies as a wonderful addition to any kitchen!

**** Four Stars

Publishers Synopsis: Praised by Bon Appétit, DailyCandy, and Sunset magazine, the secrets behind Dani Cone's signature handmade, all-natural miniature pies are revealed for the first time inside Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes. Whether you're grabbing the perfectly portable Flipside on the way to work, enjoying a Piejar as a tasty afternoon treat, or looking for a fun and impressive dinner party dessert, Cutie Pies provides the perfect morsels to satisfy sweet and savory cravings alike.

Inside Cutie Pies, Cone presents 40 exclusive recipes inspired by the unique line of compact pastries she serves at her Seattle-based Fuel Coffee and High 5 Pie locations, which have received a Best of Seattle Weekly award. Sweet, one-of-a-kind treats like a Mango-Raspberry-Lemon Piepop mingle with savory recipes like Cone's Curry Veggie Piejar, all in a distinct and delightful design.

Cutie Pies is illustrated throughout with more than 20 mouthwatering, full-color photographs, and its contemporary fashion and straightforward recipes enable bakers everywhere to create these tiny treats with big flavor.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this e-galley for review purposes, free of charge, from Andrews McMeal Publishing via NetGalley ! No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. This Review is my honest opinion.