Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook, Dessert & Baking What does it take to perfect a flawless éclair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To pipe dozens of macarons? The answer is: an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals of pastry. In The Art of French Pastry award-winning pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago, gives you just that. By teaching you how to make everything from pâte à choux to pastry cream, Pfeiffer builds on the basics until you have an understanding of the science behind the ingredients used, how they interact with one another, and what your hands have to do to transform them into pastry. This yields glorious results! Expect to master these techniques and then indulge in exquisite recipes, such as: · brioche · napoléons / Mille-Feuilles · cream puffs · Alsatian cinnamon rolls / chinois · lemon cream tart with meringue teardrops · elephant ears / palmiers · black forest cake · beignets as well as some traditional Alsatian savory treats, including: · Pretzels · Kougelhof · Tarte Flambée · Warm Alsatian Meat Pie Pastry is all about precision, so Pfeiffer presents us with an amazing wealth of information—lists of necessary equipment, charts on how ingredients react in different environments, and the precise weight of ingredients in grams, with a look at their equivalent in U.S. units—which will help you in all aspects of your cooking. But in order to properly enjoy your “just desserts,” so to speak; you will also learn where these delicacies originated. Jacquy Pfeiffer comes from a long line of pastry chefs and has been making these recipes since he was a child working in his father’s bakery in Alsace. Sprinkled with funny, charming memories from a lifetime in pastry, this book will have you fully appreciating the hundreds of years of tradition that shaped these recipes into the classics that we know and love, and can now serve to our friends and families over and over again. The Art of French Pastry, full of gorgeous photography and Pfeiffer’s accompanying illustrations, is a master class in pastry from a master teacher.
Join expert pastry chef Mélanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor in this landmark volume on the techniques and traditions of France’s grand patisseries, with sumptuous step by step recipes designed to make even the most elaborate of French desserts achievable for the home baker.
From madeleines, éclairs and croissants to tarte au citron, black forest cake and croquembouche, Patisserie has a creation for every sweet tooth, whether it’s a simple cake or a show-stopping work of art.
From éclairs to soufflés and macaroons to madeleines, when it comes to desserts, no one does it better than the French. Beautiful, elegant and delicious, French desserts are easy to create at home as only a few basic recipes are needed to make some of the world's most renowned cakes and tarts. The Art of French Baking is the definitive collection of authentic French pastry and dessert recipes. From Tarte Tatin and Hazelnut Petit Fours to Cherry Tartlets and Choux Buns, it contains more than 350 simple recipes that anyone can follow at home. The book also includes details of basic equipment and techniques and information on how to troubleshoot common baking problems. Along with beautiful photographs and illustrations throughout, The Art of French Baking is an inspiring collection to celebrate the sweet tastes of France. The book was translated and edited by Parisian home cook, Clotilde Dusoulier, of the famed food blog chocolateandzucchini.com.
Offers a delightful collection of excellent gluten-free recipes Contains many recipes for gluten free puff pastry A classic gluten free baking cookbook Have you longed for foods from a French pÃ¢tisserie but couldn’t find anything gluten-free? Have you looked for French pastry cookbooks and are unsatisfied with the gluten-free selections? If so, this is the book for you! PÃ¢tisserie Gluten Free has instructions on the art of French pastry so you can have your own pÃ¢tisserie at home. This cookbook makes French gluten-free delightful pastries possible. The beautiful photographs help bakers as they work through the recipes. PÃ¢tisserie Gluten Free presents some of the most difficult treats to make without gluten: classic French pastries. This makes it unique. Written with careful detail and a warm and welcoming manner, this book includes a wide range of recipes, including delicious and buttery French cookies to elaborate and flaky puff pastries. Patricia Austin shares her wisdom on French baking in this wonderful cookbook that will pleasantly surprise the fiercest gluten-free skeptics.
French Pastry is as Easy as Un, Deux, Trois French baking is now more approachable than ever with Beaucoup Bakery co-owner and Yummy Workshop founder Betty Hung’s beginner-friendly, easy-to-follow recipes. Start with basics like pastry cream and pâté sucrée, then work your way up to indulgent all-time favorites such as Lemon Madeleines, Crème Brûlée, Éclairs, Lady Fingers and Chocolate Torte. You’ll learn how to simplify recipes without sacrificing taste—like using ready-made puff pastry—or, if you prefer, how to whip up these sweet treats from scratch. Whether you’re new to baking or looking to expand your skills, with French Pastry 101 you’re only a recipe away from delighting your family and friends with incredible French desserts.
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Ferrandi, the French School of Culinary Arts in Paris--dubbed "the Harvard of gastronomy" by Le Monde newspaper�--is the ultimate pastry-making reference. From flaky croissants to paper-thin mille-feuille, and from the chestnut cream-filled Paris-Brest to festive yule logs, this comprehensive book leads aspiring pastry chefs through every step--from basic techniques to Michelin-level desserts. Featuring advice on how to equip your kitchen, and the essential doughs, fillings, and decorations, the book covers everything from quick desserts to holiday specialties and from ice creams and sorbets to chocolates. Ferrandi, an internationally renowned professional culinary school, offers an intensive course in the art of French pastry making. Written by the school's experienced teaching team of master p�tissiers and adapted for the home chef, this fully illustrated cookbook provides all of the fundamental techniques and recipes that form the building blocks of the illustrious French dessert tradition, explained step by step in text and images. Practical information is presented in tables, diagrams, and sidebars for handy reference. Easy-to-follow recipes are graded for level of difficulty, allowing readers to develop their skills over time. Whether you are an amateur home chef or an experienced p�tissier, this patisserie bible provides everything you need to master French pastry making.
A comprehensive illustrated cookbook on mastering French pastry, including such recipes as almond paste roses, rose-flavored macarons, and chocolate croissants.
The ultimate French pastry and dessert cookbook, featuring 100 sumptuous, easy-to-master recipes, stunning full-color illustrations, and a breathtaking design that helps home cooks create the perfect dessert. In this essential baking bible, patissiere Melanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor demystify the art of French baking for home cooks, giving them the tools, instructions, and recipes to create the most delicious and elaborate desserts. Patisserie at Home begins with the fundamental base recipes for pastry dough (broken, puff, brioche, and more) and fillings (creams, custards, ganache, butters, mousses), techniques for mastering chocolate, and the art of transforming sugar. Then come the recipes—dozens of the most famous French pastries and desserts, from meringues to Madeleines, croissants to Chantilly cream, brioche to biscuits, as well as cakes, cookies, creams, and tarts. The authors provide a technical breakdown and unique graphic for each recipe, explaining the science of the composition and the technique, along with step-by-step photos and a large full-page image of the final dish. Indulge you sweet tooth, impress guests, and wow your family—with Patisserie at Home, anyone can enjoy an irresistible taste of France!
Master the art of French pastry with step-by-step instructions from one of Paris's best bakers and founder of the renowned Maison Kayser. Soon after Maison Kayser opened its first shop in New York City in 2012, USA Today named it one of America's best bakeries. Not surprising considering Eric Kayser is recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers in the world. One of the draws to this ever-growing chain is the dozens of colorful and delicate pastries found in the window every day. And now you can make them at home. Originally published in France, Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop provides step-by-step instruction for making dozens of classic desserts. From festive creations to simple but sophisticated fare, Kayser provides clearly written recipes and his expert insight so you can replicate his delectable creations. More than 70 recipes include his bakery bestsellers, such as raspberry macaroons, lemon meringue tartlets, Epiphany cake, Yule logs, financiers, chocolate hazelnut tarts, among others. Hundreds of full-color photos show the beautiful pastries, as well as provide visual instructions for anything tricky.
Cédric Grolet is simply the most talented pastry chef of his generation--he was named World's Best Pastry Chef in 2018. Food & Wine called his work "the apotheosis of confectionary creation." He fashions trompe l'oeil pieces that appear to be the most perfect, sparkling fruit but are, once cut, revealed to be exquisite pastries with surprising fillings. They are absolutely unforgettable, both to look at and, of course, to eat. This lush cookbook presents Grolet's fruit-based haute-couture pastries like works of art. The chef explains his techniques and his search for authentic tastes and offers a peek into his boundless imagination--he begins the creation of each dessert by drawing. With 130 recipes featuring 45 fruits--citrus, berries, wild and exotic fruits, and even nuts--every pastry lover will want Fruit, for inspiration and to admire the edible sculptures made by this award-winning star of French pastry making.
French cakes are among the most luscious and spectacular in the pantheon of cake baking. In The Art of the Cake, authors Healy and Bugat simplify the art form and bring together more than 100 classic cakes, from the Marquis (kirsch-soaked chocolate genoise cake rounds stuffed with ripe peaches and whipped cream) to the Moka, made from vanilla genoise brushed with espresso, filled with coffee buttercream, and topped with chopped roasted almonds. There are recipes for poundcake-, spongecake-, and meringue-based gbteaux,in addition to bavarians, charlottes, mousse cakes, and loaf and log cakes (like the classic Chocolate Yule Log). There are also over 40 recipes for frostings, glazes, sauces, and fillings. In addition, there are detailed ingredient and equipment sections, and comprehensive instructions on general baking techniques--everything from separating and whipping eggs to working with a pastry tube to the correct way to temper chocolate. The more than 400 step-by-step illustrations (penned by Paul Bugat) that accompany the recipes and the 32 pages of color photographs of these magnificent cakes will be enough to tempt any baker, amateur or pro, into the kitchen.
Cheryl Wakerhauser, the award-winning chef and owner of Pix Patisserie, brings new artistry to classic French desserts. With recipes like Le Royale, Amélie, Pear Rosemary Tart, Pistachio Picnic Cake, Bûche de Noël, Crème Brûlée Cookies and Macarons, you will be sure to wow any guest with complex flavors and textures that are unique to French pastry. French dessert is a study in components, and Cheryl breaks each recipe down, providing information on classic techniques while imbuing each recipe with a new twist. Her Amélie recipe, the winner of the Patis France Chocolate Competition, combines orange vanilla crème brûlée, glazed chocolate mousse, caramelized hazelnuts, praline crisp and orange liqueur génoise. Cheryl trained with MOF Philippe URRACA, a prestigious patisserie located in southern France. She has been featured in World of Fine Wine, Delta Sky magazine, Thrillist Portland, Food Network Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Bon Appétit. This book will have 41 recipes and 80 photos.
For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.
This book is a tribute to French Pâtisserie. It is also a manual to learn how to successfully and easily make traditional French desserts at home. It's written for all people who love to bake and want to do it like the professionals do. From beginners to more advanced, everyone can do it. The author is a professional French pastry chef who wants to share her passion and talent for baking. In this book you will discover: An easy way to make traditional French Pâtisserie at home. Richly illustrated and simplified step by step recipes and techniques. All the secrets you've always wanted to know about French baking. Professional tips that make baking easier. The classic recipes of French Pâtisserie. How to impress your friends with your skills at baking traditional French food.
An indispensable addition to any serious home baker's library, The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts covers the many skills an aspiring pastry chef must master. Based on the internationally lauded curriculum developed by master pâtissier Jacques Torres for New York's French Culinary Institute, the book presents chapters on every classic category of confection: tarts, cream puffs, puff pastry, creams and custards, breads and pastries, cakes, and petits fours. Each chapter begins with an overview of the required techniques, followed by dozens of recipes?many the original creations of distinguished FCI graduates. Each recipe even includes a checklist to help you evaluate your success as measured against professional standards of perfection! Distilling ten years of trial and error in teaching students, The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts is a comprehensive reference with hundreds of color photographs, a wealth of insider tips, and highly detailed information on tools and ingredients?quite simply the most valuable baking book you can own.
Master the art of French baking with 70 accessible step-by-step recipes
Intensely flavorful and inherently healthy, Mediterranean food is one of the world's most appealing cuisines. Mediterranean cooks know how to make eating a pleasure. They do it simply—with olive oil and garlic; with herbs and spices; with tomatoes and eggplants, peppers and squash, figs and peaches, and other seasonal produce. And of course there is crusty bread and local cheese, the freshest yogurt and endless wine. In this authoritative and anecdotal cookbook, award-winning author Martha Rose Shulman captures the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean region in more than 500 delicious vegetarian dishes that will appeal to everyone. The book represents years of meticulous research gleaned from Shulman's travels through France, Spain, Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East. She presents authentic contemporary variations as well. You'll dine with her in Greek olive groves, feast on recipes handed down from mother to daughter for generations, and she offers her own tomatoes and fresh sardines in Croatia, savor coffee gelato in the streets of Bologna. At every turn in the road there is a new culinary reward. Whether you are a vegetarian or a dedicated meat eater, Shulman's recipes are substantial enough to satisfy any appetite. Included are such tempting creations as Majorcan Bread and Vegetable Soup, Provençal Chick Pea Salad, Pasta with Ligurian Artichoke Sauce, Greek Cauliflower Gratin with Feta and Olives, Balkan-Style Moussaka, North African Carrot "Compote," and Sweet Dessert Couscous with Citrus and Pomegranate. There is also an entire chapter devoted to the renowned "little foods" of the Mediterranean: tapas from Spain, antipasti and merende from Italy; meze from the eastern and southern Mediterranean, and more. In addition, the book features a glossary of useful cookware and indispensable pantry staples and the best online sources for hard-to-find ingredients. As Martha Rose Shulman herself says, "Mediterranean food enthralls me." Readers of Mediterranean Harvest will be enthralled as well.
Will Torrent is a rising star in the pastry world and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French pÃ¢tisserie. With step-by-step photography, a no-nonsense approach to the key pastry techniques and more than 60 beautifully illustrated recipes, this book will become an invaluable source of inspiration and a constant reference for all your favorite French-inspired sweet treats. There are chapters on Basic Techniques, PÃ¢tisserie, Tarts, Petits Fours, GÃ¢teaux & Desserts, and Bakery & Viennoiserie, and youâ€™ll find recipes like chocolate and coffee Ã©clairs, lemon tart, honey madeleines, brioche, macarons and red berry charlotte.