Author: Christophe Felder
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
A comprehensive illustrated cookbook on mastering French pastry, including such recipes as almond paste roses, rose-flavored macarons, and chocolate croissants.
The Art of French Pastry
Author: Jacquy Pfeiffer, Martha Rose Shulman
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. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ecole Ferrandi
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.
Patisserie at Home
Author: Melanie Dupuis, Anne Cazor
Publisher: Harper Design
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!
Author: Mélanie Dupuis, Anne Cazor
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
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.
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.
From classic fruit tarts and delicious éclairs to airy soufflés to elaborate gâteaux, French pastries are unlike anything else in the world. Following the success of the French culinary bible I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot, The Art of French Baking features more than 350 classic recipes for making authentic French pastries and desserts.
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: William Curley, Suzue Curley
Publisher: Jacqui Small
'A profoundly pleasurable book which offers that rare combination of daring, accomplished technique illuminated with extraordinary simplicity and clarity. His latest must-have book will inspire and delight.' Michel and Alain Roux Patisserie reflects award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking classic recipes and modernizing them with his own innovations. Creating top-quality patisserie is often seen as something only a trained professional can do, however with patisserie equipment now easily accessible to all, it's easy to start making perfect patisserie at home. Patisserie processes are broken down into a step-by-step guide complete with expert knowledge to produce flawless creations every time, and a series of basic recipes – covering sponges, creams and custards, pastry and syrups – provide a solid foundation in patisserie techniques as well as inspiration for aspiring creative pastry chefs. â??Packed full of mouthwatering delicious recipes, including classics such as Rhum Baba and Tarte Alsacienne that are given a modern adaptation, this gorgeous bake book will awaken and inspire the pastry chef in you!
Author: Christophe Felder, Camille Lesecq
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
As a follow-up to his spectacular Patisserie, master pastry chef Christophe Felder presents Gâteaux, a beautifully illustrated guide to executing perfect cakes, from delightful small bites to showstopping centerpieces. Classic French pastry represents the pinnacle of control, elegance, and technique. From jewellike canelés and madeleines in a window case to burnished brioches at the boulangerie to showstopper centerpiece desserts at five-star restaurants, everyone loves a perfect bake. Precise instructions and step-by-step photo- graphs guide bakers through 150 mouthwatering recipes, including one-bite delights, simple cakes, Sunday breads, celebration cakes, and tarts. Felder includes French classics such as sablés, éclairs, Saint-Honoré cake, tarte tatin, and croquembouche, regional recipes from Alsace, Brittany, and Provence, as well as his own twists on Belgian (Speculoos), German (Black Forest cake), and Australian (Pavlova) desserts. Each beautiful photograph will inspire bakers of all levels while step-by-step pictures clearly illustrate techniques such as making fondant flowers, constructing a charlotte, and braiding a brioche. To build younger bakers' skills and confidence, Felder includes a section of easy recipes for the whole family--which don't short on proper technique.
Author: Murielle Valette
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.
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.
A lavish culinary adventure—with mouthwatering recipes—of one woman’s surprising journey from medical professional to master pastry chef. A nurse who loved to bake on weekends, Susan Holding decided to turn her hobby into something more when she entered Le Cordon Bleu’s pastry program in Paris. Within a year she graduated with honors, left her nursing career, and opened her own bakery and cooking school, the Little French Bakery, in Wisconsin. The Little French Bakery Cookbook weaves charming stories and color photographs of Susan’s time in pastry school and Paris with over a hundred recipes that she has mastered and simplified for anyone to enjoy. Readers will find classic French recipes and homegrown traditional family recipes, as well as adaptations for gluten-free ingredients and accessible recipes from world-renowned famous chefs. Susan provides equipment lists and tips to aid readers in becoming the master of their kitchen. Step-by-step photos bring seemingly difficult pastries into your home. Whether new to baking or comfortable in the kitchen, everyone will find something to sink their teeth into.
The Elements of Dessert
Author: Francisco J. Migoya
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
In The Elements of Dessert, renowned pastry chef Francisco Migoya, professor at The Culinary Institute of America, takes you on a guided tour through the innovative flavors, ingredients, and techniques in the thrilling world of desserts.Ê He begins with the fundamental elements--such as mousses, doughs, and ganaches-- revealing in each recipe how to incorporate these building blocks into inventive, unforgettable delicacies.Ê Chef Migoya then explores basic pastry methods and dessert and menu composition principles in 200 recipes and variations in the essential groups of pre-desserts, plated desserts, dessert buffets, passed-around desserts, and cakes and petits fours.Ê Inspirational and instructive photographs display steps, techniques, and finished desserts. Ê
Author: Philippe Urraca, Michel Guerard, Cecile Coulier
Publisher: Editions du Chêne
"A comprehensive and beautiful reference focusing on French baking, written by award-winning Pastry Chef Philippe Urraca. Contains step-by-step accessible instructions for the creation of these wonderful pastries. wonderful pastries. wonderful pastries. wonderful pastries. Book for amateur and professional bakers alike."--Amazon.com