Cookbook giveaway - Teatime in Paris

Teatime in Paris cookbookBorn in Scotland, Jill Colonna moved to Paris with her husband over 20 years ago. She realized she not only needed to learn the language, but that her baking skills needed upgrading. Jill learned how to make macarons, which led to a cookbook (Mad About Macarons!). She has expanded to other French patisserie recipes in her second book, Teatime in Paris! Learn more about her experience living in Paris and writing the cookbook in our author interview.

We're delighted to offer 10 copies of Teatime in Paris! (Contest is limited to EYB Members in the US, Canada, and UK. Five copies will be given to  Members in US & Canada and five to Members in the UK.) One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which French patisserie treat are you most interested in learning to make?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. The contest ends June 29, 2015.


  • stef  on  6/1/2015 at 11:23 AM

    I love baking and have baked a few recipes from baking xhez moi. Very interested in learning new recipes especially if it involves french pasteries

  • jammydodger  on  6/1/2015 at 12:57 PM

    Chocolate eclairs, or possibly profiteroles. I don't care that much as long as it entails chocolate and cream.

  • Titch  on  6/1/2015 at 1:04 PM

    I would love to learn how to make any French patisserie treat!

  • nicolthepickle  on  6/1/2015 at 1:51 PM

    I'd like to learn to make a perfect lemone tart.

  • TRACYSB  on  6/1/2015 at 2:41 PM

    Anything gooey because my Mum is always baking and loves gooey stuff, but I can't do them right. :) Thank you so much for the chance. :)

  • homeeccentric  on  6/1/2015 at 3:49 PM

    I want to learn to make eclairs!

  • Megalaroo  on  6/1/2015 at 4:40 PM

    Eclairs! :)

  • cadfael  on  6/1/2015 at 5:23 PM

    French Tartlets, especially with ingredient combinations that are not common in Canada like violet and elderberry syrups, lavender and rose and other herb/flower additions.

  • AGENT99  on  6/1/2015 at 5:54 PM


  • rchesser  on  6/1/2015 at 6:04 PM

    I'd love to learn to create the perfect Opera Cake!

  • sgump  on  6/1/2015 at 7:06 PM

    Bien sûr, pain au chocolat: what a delight!

  • hillsboroks  on  6/1/2015 at 7:36 PM

    Definitely tartlets! I am always looking for interesting tarts and tartlets.

  • contest718  on  6/1/2015 at 7:58 PM

    lemon verbena eclairs or lemon macaroons. just anything with lemon in it really lol.

  • SoRefined  on  6/1/2015 at 9:44 PM

    I think macarons would be great!

  • trudys_person  on  6/1/2015 at 10:11 PM

    I recently took a course on making macarons, and now I have to practice my technique at home!

  • pandapotamus  on  6/2/2015 at 12:29 AM


  • NikkiPixie  on  6/2/2015 at 3:28 AM

    Raspberry tarts. Lemon tarts. Eclairs. Chocolate croissants. Anything really, don't make me choose!!

  • tikilu  on  6/2/2015 at 5:39 AM

    Still struggling in my quest to master choux pastry so this book would be very welcome in my library. Also interested to see the difference between Jill's Tiger cake recipe and my own.

  • GothKate  on  6/2/2015 at 9:05 AM


  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  6/2/2015 at 10:11 AM

    Almond croissants

  • kayanelson  on  6/2/2015 at 1:30 PM

    Any type of tea time cookie would be great.

  • chawkins  on  6/2/2015 at 1:45 PM


  • Zosia  on  6/2/2015 at 1:49 PM


  • alemily  on  6/2/2015 at 8:02 PM

    I'd like to learn how to make eclairs.

  • jaelsne  on  6/2/2015 at 8:36 PM

    I would love to learn how to make a napoleon.

  • kimtrev  on  6/3/2015 at 2:45 PM

    There are so many I would like to learn, but I think croissant is the one that I find most challenging.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  6/3/2015 at 3:51 PM

    I love trying out different croissant recipes.

  • amyguineapig  on  6/4/2015 at 8:41 AM


  • annmartina  on  6/4/2015 at 6:25 PM


  • Irishlass11  on  6/4/2015 at 7:15 PM


  • Analyze  on  6/5/2015 at 8:32 AM

    I've made many french pastries already, but never teacakes - that sounds fun!

  • pgarcia  on  6/5/2015 at 5:06 PM

    I would have to say macarons!

  • sbh2006  on  6/5/2015 at 9:23 PM

    I've already taken a hands-on croissant / viennoisserie class in Paris as well as eclairs and pate a choux classes (French pastry is my passion!), but would love to learn to make canneles, Paris brest, etc.!

  • matag  on  6/5/2015 at 10:12 PM

    Tranche cakes

  • adelina  on  6/7/2015 at 11:14 AM


  • sabrina7  on  6/8/2015 at 4:40 PM


  • lovelily1001  on  6/9/2015 at 2:51 PM


  • chokkie  on  6/9/2015 at 3:43 PM

    I'd love to be able to make any of those gorgeous delights you see before your eyes in French patisseries, but I would really love to make those little bite sized macarons.

  • nadiam1000  on  6/12/2015 at 7:45 AM

    croissant/puff pastry

  • bkauf  on  6/12/2015 at 4:56 PM


  • jlh39  on  6/12/2015 at 5:08 PM

    Tartlets - and macarons!

  • jlh39  on  6/12/2015 at 5:11 PM

    Tartlets - and macarons!

  • Cali01  on  6/13/2015 at 12:05 PM

    Any sweet is fine with me. but macarons and lemon tarts are a favorite.

  • mfl  on  6/13/2015 at 2:02 PM


  • kidzcook  on  6/13/2015 at 8:26 PM

    Chocolate Croissants! Yummy!

  • epicone  on  6/14/2015 at 8:37 AM


  • CindyinOttawa  on  6/15/2015 at 6:14 AM

    I'd try my daughter's favourite, mille-feuilles. I've never seen fruit ones...they'd be interesting and likely delicious.

  • bdmltm  on  6/15/2015 at 7:46 PM


  • jd5761  on  6/16/2015 at 8:33 AM


  • bfg67  on  6/17/2015 at 3:03 PM


  • love2chow  on  6/17/2015 at 3:55 PM

    My husband knows how to make french macarons, so I guess I would like to make millefeuille

  • rstuart  on  6/19/2015 at 8:43 AM


  • AmandaLeigh710  on  6/19/2015 at 10:45 AM


  • termite  on  6/21/2015 at 2:19 PM

    French tartlets, especially fruit

  • angedelespoir  on  6/22/2015 at 6:16 PM

    I would love to make mousse cakes :)

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  6/22/2015 at 6:43 PM

    napoleons...creamy layers and crunchy pastry...yum!

  • msdmso  on  6/23/2015 at 4:32 AM


  • skinnelly  on  6/23/2015 at 11:57 AM


  • echilt5  on  6/23/2015 at 11:02 PM


  • Schlauberger  on  6/25/2015 at 2:16 PM


  • t.t  on  6/25/2015 at 7:53 PM

    pain au chocolat

  • Nsteinen  on  6/25/2015 at 7:58 PM

    Lemon tarts

  • herby  on  6/25/2015 at 8:17 PM

    Macarons and tart takin

  • jpmrifkin  on  6/25/2015 at 9:23 PM

    Canelés are beckoning

  • manda  on  6/25/2015 at 10:11 PM

    anything French!! So love Paris, was there in September last year, love the food, the smells, the sights, the people........ I'm from New Zealand so French food is hard to get :)

  • percussion03  on  6/25/2015 at 10:17 PM

    I don't even know!

  • Wooders  on  6/26/2015 at 12:33 AM

    Pets de Nonne for mine - take some choux and fry it into heavenly bliss puffs (or Nun's Farts, to be literal)

  • NancyLynn  on  6/26/2015 at 1:02 AM

    Laminated doughs, like for croissants

  • marlenelockett  on  6/26/2015 at 1:46 AM

    I would like to learn to make puff pastry because it is so versatile. Learning to make puff pastry with fabulous butter would be a springboard to making so many French desserts.

  • Marionh6  on  6/26/2015 at 3:04 AM

    Macarons for me, the pain au chocolat, then Fraisier, Mmmmmm

  • Julia  on  6/26/2015 at 10:54 AM

    Macaroons and tarts!

  • Sfgordon  on  6/26/2015 at 1:08 PM

    i've yet to find an approachable canele recipe, and I always like to try different croissant recipes, too!

  • Jaiputra  on  6/27/2015 at 6:29 AM

    I love baking and having lived in France remember that my ultimate favourite decadent indulgence was a Gateau au Chocolat. It was a dense, dark and delicious confection with a very different texture to a chocolate sponge cake as it contained very little flour. find me the recipe please!!

  • sheridarby  on  6/27/2015 at 4:31 PM


  • Jrh2  on  6/29/2015 at 2:30 AM


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