PATISSERIE MADE SIMPLE:FROM MACARONS TO : From macaron to millefeuille and more

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Over the years, master baker Edd Kimber has visited France at least once a year, eating his way around the country: salted caramels in Brittany, kougelhopf in Alsace and tarte Tropezienne in Saint-Tropez. In this exquisite book, he takes you on a tour of France, passing on his love for the country and its delicious recipes. Some of the recipes are classic and traditional, some are his interpretation of an idea, and some are inspired by the modern influence that can be seen on the counters of patisseries around France. Above all, they are all achievable in the home kitchen. This is not meant to be a professional patisserie book that will sit on your shelf--Edd wants you in the kitchen, making beautiful desserts and sharing them with your friends and family. With step-by-step photographs for basic pastry and icings, Edd guides you through the techniques, taking the fear out of a genoise sponge and simplifying a croissant dough. Chapters include: Pastry, featuring basic recipes for pate sablee and pate sucree and recipes for delicious tarts to use them in; Cakes & Desserts, such as Cherry Clafoutis and Buche de Noel; Sweet Treats, including Classic Financiers, Caneles and Eclairs; Masterclass--aspirational recipes for those more adventurous, like a Matcha, Black Sesame and White Chocolate Cake; and Basics--the essential icings and creams, such as Mousseline and Creme Chantilly. Edd's mouthwatering recipes use bakeware found in home kitchens (no need for expensive equipment) and easily available ingredients so you too can create perfect patisserie at home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 205.74 x 281.94 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • Kyle Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909487341
  • 9781909487345
  • 950,540

Table of contents

Introduction 6 Pastry 12 Cakes and Desserts 50 Sweet Treats 92 Masterclass 128 Basics 154 Resources 188 Index 189
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Edd Kimber has made everyone's favorite French desserts and pastries accessible and easy-to-make. From buttery sable cookies to crusty caneles and flaky croissants, anyone can bake and enjoy the best French pastries, right in their own kitchen!--David Leibowitz There have been countless tomes on the art of French patisserie by sources more classically trained than Mr. Kimber. But his distance from the canon may be an asset here. Instead of toeing the line on technique, he respectfully streamlines recipes, simplifying in the name of ease while preserving the essence of any dessert. Although Mr. Kimber's pastries are the kinds of classics you'd see in patisseries all over France (think lemon tarts, eclairs, almond croissants), the book manages to present them in ways that breathe new life into the old standbys.--Melissa Clark "The New York Times " The book really reads like a primer in French pastries - if you've ever wondered about making something you ate in France at home, the recipe is most likely in this book. All the classics you would expect are included in the first few chapters: Lemon Tart, Paris Brest, Choux Buns, Eclairs, Millefeuille, Croissants, Pain aux Raisins, Tarte Tatin (a banana version!), Souffles, Fondants, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Mousse, Mont Blanc, Ile Flottante, Madeleines, Caneles, Brioche, Sables, Chouquettes.... the list goes on. You're all set to get baking some of your French favorites at home as Edd's straightforward, clearly written recipes will hold your hand virtually through the process.--Mardi Michel "Eat. Live. Travel. Write. " Patisserie Made Simple offers a focus on French desserts and pastries that are surprisingly easy for beginners to make, and covers a range of cookies, pastries, breads and more. Most French pastry cookbooks are far too complicated for novices, and most assume a good degree of prior pastry-making knowledge, so it's delightful to find a simpler step-by-step guide made for newcomers that pairs easy instructions with coverage of basic techniques.--Diane Donovan, Editor, California Bookwatch & The Midwest Book Review "Midwest Book Review, March 2016 "
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About Edd Kimber

Edd Kimber is a baker, food writer and TV personality. He won the first series of "The Great British Bake Off" in 2010. He is the author of two cookbooks: The Boy Who Bakes and Say It With Cake. Edd runs macaron classes in London and has appeared on the BBC Good Food Show along with other food programs. Edd also blogs to an avid audience at
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