Patisserie at Home
If you've ever dreamed of being able to conjure up the mouthwatering pastries you've enjoyed in a Parisian salon de the, now you can, and Will Torrent is the man to teach you. His grandfather was a chef and his family owned a patisserie in Paris and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French patisserie. With step-by-step photography, a no-nonsense approach to the key pastry techniques and 80 beautifully illustrated recipes, this book will become an invaluable source of inspiration and a constant reference for all your favourite French-inspired sweet treats. The first chapter on Basic Techniques provides the know-how to make all the main bases for French pastry - sable, sweet, Breton, puff, choux and croissant pastry, cremes patissiere, diplomate and chantilly; frangipane; ganache. With these, you can create a wealth of recipes. Chapters on Patisserie,Tarts, Petits Fours, Gateaux and Desserts, and Bakery and Viennoiserie will teach you and inspire you to try your hand at a range of both classic and updated recipes from the super-simple to the super-impressive such as mango and passionfruit mini eclairs, spiced rum babas, cherry and Kirsch chocolate truffles, lemon and yuzu meringue tart, raspberry and rose millefeuilles, red berry charlotte and macarons. With a foreword by Heston Blumenthal and striking step-by-step photography to guide you through the more difficult techniques. Patisserie at Home is a treasure trove of recipes from a rising star in the world of pastry.