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Essentials has affectionately dubbed her Australia’s Goddess of Pie.  With this decadent hitlist of new specialty pie and tart recipes designed for the home cook, Kirsty Heather of Yarrawonga’s Cooper’s Handmade Pies has again delivered a collection of gems. She runs a thriving business that has grown from a shopfront bakery-café in Yarrawonga, in Victoria’s North East, to a statewide farmer’s market success with a gourmet pie delivery service. Now Kirsty’s new retail website has…

Serves 4 (makes about 30 gougères) 250ml water 165g unsalted butter 5g crushed black pepper 12g cooking salt 250g plain flour 10g nutmeg, freshly microplaned 4 free-range eggs 95g Gruyère cheese, finely grated 30g Parmesan cheese, finely grated 2 tbsp chopped chives Heat oven to 210C Method 1. Place water and butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, add salt and pepper. 2. Add the flour, stirring vigorously. This will cook the flour…

Tarte Fine aux Pommes – Fine Apple Tart  Serves 4-6  Puff pastry ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 granny smith apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup king river verjuice 40g butter 1 vanilla pod, split and scraped ¼ cup sugar Method 1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Place a baking tray into oven to heat. 2. Cut the pastry into a 22cm circle and place onto a greased sheet of baking paper. 3. Sprinkle pastry…