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Foolproof Pastry

Free-form crostatas are low pressure and high impact.

JUST PEACHY Crostatas are a delicious treat that even pastry-phobic cooks can prepare successfully. This one is made with fresh peaches.
JUST PEACHY Crostatas are a delicious treat that even pastry-phobic cooks can prepare successfully. This one is made with fresh peaches. (Photo / Jim Scherer; Styling / Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven) Photo / Jim Scherer; Styling / Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven
By Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven
September 10, 2006

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Italian crostatas are rustic free-form tarts that can't be ruined by poor pastry makers. If you tear the dough as you roll it, there's nothing to worry about. Just press the torn parts together and keep rolling. As long as you can get something that resembles a round onto a baking sheet, you're on your way to a fine crostata. ... (Full article: 839 words)

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