Delicately crisp on the outside and luxuriously rich in the middle, macarons are the favourite sweet of France, where they were created by Pierre Desfontaines at the beginning of the 20th century. Macaron, with its easy and inspired recipes, shows you all you need to create these delights at home. Pastry chef Alison Thompson shares 35 recipes for unique and utterly luscious macarons. Following her straightforward, step-by-step instructions - and with a mouth-wateringly decadent image of each macaron to inspire you - you'll soon be baking these delectable morsels like a professional.
- Paperback | 92 pages
- 195.58 x 215.9 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
- 25 May 2011
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Alison Thompson
Alison Thompson has been baking since the age of seven, so it was only natural that she chose a career in the kitchen. Alison has worked with the world's finest pastry chefs in Melbourne and London, such as Philippa Sibley and Mich Turner, and has spent time at the famed Little Venice Cake Company in the UK. She has travelled throughout Europe, carrying out extensive research into the origins and evolution of various cakes, pastries and desserts. Alison now runs her own busy cake-making business in the Yarra Valley, just outside Melbourne, and works as a consultant pastry chef. In 2010 Alison published her first book, Macaron, celebrating her love affair with the delicate French sweet; this was soon followed by Bake and then Popsicle, an inspiring collection of ice-creams and sorbets. Sweet is Alison's latest book, in which she shares her all-time favourite dessert recipes.
Our customer reviews
Such a pretty book and the recipes are great too. I have been making macarons for a couple of years now and I love this book for all of it's great flavours and colours. The recipes are simple to make and I just can't go past the salted caramel macaron, it's the best recipe for this flavour I have ever tasted (and I have tried a few!). I also highly recommend the liquorice macaron, just divine.show moreby michael k