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.
Author: Mélanie Dupuis Genre: Baking Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing ISBN: 9781743584088 Book Pages: 288 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Bruce Healy Genre: Cooking Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated ISBN: 0812054563 Book Pages: 450 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Explains French techniques for making doughs, batters, fillings, and toppings, providing hundreds of recipes for combining these ingredients to create brioches, croissants, cakes, pies, meringues, and puff pastries
Author: Patricia Austin Genre: Cooking Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 9781510712966 Book Pages: 344 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Have you longed for foods from a French pâtisserie 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! Pâtisserie Gluten Free has instructions on the art of French pastry so you can have your own pâtisserie at home. This cookbook makes French gluten-free delightful pastries possible. The beautiful photographs help bakers as they work through the recipes. Pâtisserie Gluten Free presents some of the most difficult treats to make without gluten: classic French pastries. The Table of Contents includes: PREFACE: A Baker’s Craft INTRODUCTION: French Pastries Made Gluten-Free Chapter One: Ingredients, Equipment, Sources Chapter Two: French Pastry Basic Recipes Chapter Three: Cookies Chapter Four: Tarts Chapter Five: Cakes Chapter Six: Meringues Chapter Seven: Cream Puff Pastries Chapter Eight: Brioche Chapter Nine: Flaky Pastries Written with careful detail and a warm and welcoming manner, Patricia Austin shares her wisdom on French baking in this wonderful cookbook that will pleasantly surprise the fiercest gluten-free skeptics.
Author: Betty Hung Genre: Cooking Publisher: Page Street Publishing ISBN: 9781624146527 Book Pages: 176 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
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.
Author: Eric Kayser Genre: Cooking Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal ISBN: 9780316473644 Book Pages: 256 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.