Master the Art of French pastry
Authors - Melanie Dupuis and Anne Cazor
Master the art of classic French baking with Patisserie.
Join expert pâtissier Mélanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor in this landmark volume on the techniques and traditions of France’s grand patisseries, with 100 sumptuous step-by-step recipes designed to make even the most elaborate of French desserts achievable to 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.
Beautifully photographed and meticulously illustrated, Patisserie is a feast for all senses.
Patisserie gives readers all the technical know-how required to become an expert in the art of French patisserie and invent their own masterpieces. Each of the 100 recipes features a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a beautiful hero image in order to both inspire the reader and demystify some of France’s most iconic desserts. Patisserie includes the basic building-block recipes needed to understand the fundamentals of French patisserie, from the pastry itself (shortcrust pastry, sweet pastry, puff pastry, choux pastry and more) to fillings (custards, creams, butters, mousses, ganaches and pastes) and embellishments (meringue, chocolate, sauces and sugar art). From simple treats like madeleines, financiers and cookies to more complex creations, like black forest cake, éclairs, croissants, macarons, lemon meringue pie, l’opera, mocha, croquembouche, charlotte, rum baba and more, Patisserie covers all of the French delicacies you could ever dream of.
Mélanie Dupuis is a French pastry chef who has worked in the country’s best hotels and restaurants. Today she teaches the art of French patisserie at Paris’s L’Atelier des Sens. Anne Cazor has a PhD in molecular cuisine, and has dedicated her life to understanding how and why recipes work (or don't). She also teaches at L'Atelier des Sens.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Published: March 2016