Pastry School: 100 Step-by-Step Recipes – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Pastry School: 100 Step-by-Step Recipes by Le Cordon Bleu in our giveaway below (open to US/CA/UK/AU/NZ) members.

Over the last four years, I have professed my love for all things baking. Learning more about the vast world of pastry is my passion and the book we are featuring today Pastry School: 100 Step-by-Step Recipes is the perfect guide to creating beautiful pastry at home. This month the Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible: 180 Recipes from the Famous French Culinary School EYBDPreviewButton is being published. I’ll have more about that title in our cookbook review along with a promotion later this month.

Le Cordon Bleu is the highly renowned, world-famous cooking school noted for the quality of its culinary courses with over 20 schools on five continents. While many of us have dreams of attending such an institution, we can gather knowledge from their stunning cookbooks, while we dream.

Each recipe has a full page of nine photographs demonstrating the technique and process of a recipe along with a beauty shot of the final product. The recipes are detailed perfectly with the component ingredients listed, equipment needed (pastry bags for example), tips for success, and then step-by-step instructions that pare down the recipe into something approachable whether you are new to baking or a seasoned baker.

For ages, I’ve wanted to tackle craquelin and this weekend I am going to make the Choux buns with craquelin and chocolate from this title. I’ve made Choux buns before but I’ve been intrigued by the craquelin made on the baking shows I’ve watched. From the basics (genoise sponge) to the showstopping (Lemon yule log), this book covers it all.

Our EYBDPreviewButton provides a snapshot of this gorgeously photographed book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

Special thanks to the publisher, Grub Street, for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview above and offering three copies of this title in our giveaway below.

Thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US, CA, UK, AU, and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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129 Comments

  • stef  on  November 12, 2019

    Paris-brest Revisited

  • Kristjudy  on  November 12, 2019

    Hot vanilla soufflé

  • Shelley.b  on  November 12, 2019

    Black forest gateau

  • rchesser  on  November 12, 2019

    Definitely the Paris brest

  • ravensfan  on  November 12, 2019

    Brittany shortbread-style tart

  • stpbcyld50  on  November 12, 2019

    Ooh those hot vanilla soufflés are calling my name

  • couponcari  on  November 12, 2019

    The black forest gateau!

  • Amdona  on  November 12, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • matag  on  November 12, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • jr0717  on  November 12, 2019

    The Chocolate and Raspberry Eclairs – classic, elegant, but still very technical!

  • cpattersongo  on  November 13, 2019

    Chocolate and raspberry eclairs!

  • Salro  on  November 13, 2019

    Mandarin and nougat Yule log sounds like a wonderful desert at Christmas time so different

  • HelenAus  on  November 13, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • dbranigan27  on  November 13, 2019

    I would like to try the Chocolate and pistachio Opera cake.

  • vickster  on  November 13, 2019

    Puff pastry

  • LNnSD  on  November 13, 2019

    I want to be able to make beautiful food

  • DPowell  on  November 13, 2019

    I would love to make Lemon pound cake

  • lydiasa  on  November 13, 2019

    I would make the chocolate praline tart.

  • LeMinou  on  November 13, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • elizamatt  on  November 13, 2019

    The very first recipe is what caught my eye straight away Macaronnade with sugar-frosted rose petals and it was the sugar frosted rose petals that did it, lol and is the one I’d like to try first.

  • tennyogirl  on  November 13, 2019

    Mont Blanc with kumquat

  • sarahawker  on  November 13, 2019

    Grapefruit meringue tart

  • dbielick  on  November 13, 2019

    Nougat and mandarin Yule log

  • cadfael  on  November 13, 2019

    fraisier cake

  • mcrimmins  on  November 13, 2019

    Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

  • Steben  on  November 13, 2019

    Chocolate and raspberry eclairs

  • ebs  on  November 13, 2019

    Lemon Yule log

  • riley  on  November 13, 2019

    Apricot, hazelnut and cinnamon tart

  • lapsapchung  on  November 14, 2019

    Mango muffins with chocolate chips

  • Mtetpon  on  November 14, 2019

    The black forest gateau

  • jay.moe  on  November 14, 2019

    Chocolate Hazelnut Squares….yum!

  • Siegal  on  November 14, 2019

    Frazier cake

  • RSW  on  November 14, 2019

    Fig, mango and spice Dacquoise

  • MarciK  on  November 14, 2019

    Hot vanilla soufflés

  • bamato  on  November 14, 2019

    Black Forest gateau

  • kitchen_chick  on  November 14, 2019

    Passion fruit-coconut baba – two of my favorite foods in one dessert!

  • hashi  on  November 14, 2019

    Chocolate and pistachio Opera Cake!!

  • hbakke  on  November 15, 2019

    Passion fruit-coconut baba

  • hillsboroks  on  November 15, 2019

    I would love to make the Apricot, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Tart.

  • roxlet  on  November 15, 2019

    The shortbread tart

  • PeavineBlues  on  November 15, 2019

    Chocolate Ganache Tart

  • fraujunk  on  November 15, 2019

    Hot vanilla soufflé

  • Frances17  on  November 15, 2019

    Hot vanilla soufflé

  • Lafauvette  on  November 15, 2019

    Black Forest gateau

  • smg27  on  November 15, 2019

    Cheesecake like an entremets

  • kmn4  on  November 15, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • pippirose  on  November 15, 2019

    I’d try the Lemon Pound Cake first.

  • calguire  on  November 15, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • MiMi60  on  November 15, 2019

    St. Tropez “tart”

  • jenmatt  on  November 15, 2019

    Chocolate and pistachio Opera cake

  • Roosta  on  November 15, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • Ren23  on  November 15, 2019

    Chocolate and Pistachio Opera Cake

  • Shelmar  on  November 15, 2019

    Apricot shortbread biscuits

  • Dendav  on  November 16, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • sequoia55  on  November 16, 2019

    fraisier cake

  • mpdeb98  on  November 16, 2019

    St. Tropez “tart”

  • Rosypear  on  November 16, 2019

    We 💖 profiteroles in our house so I would have to make the choux buns, craquelin and chocolate mmmm

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 16, 2019

    Chocolate banana Brittany shortbread

  • dboldin  on  November 16, 2019

    Paris brest revisited

  • trudys_person  on  November 17, 2019

    I would like to try the Vanilla Souffle – I have n’t made souffle since Home Ec in high school. I don’t think they’re so scary now!

  • perennials  on  November 17, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • fmd518  on  November 17, 2019

    chocolate praline tart

  • MissC  on  November 17, 2019

    Definitely, the Fig, mango and spice Dacquoise! My mango tree is producing well, and the fig trees a loaded! Yum!

  • Lora724  on  November 18, 2019

    Tropical fruit tart with raspberries.

  • debbiehb  on  November 18, 2019

    Tarte Tatin-style apple ring

  • Pizzacat13  on  November 18, 2019

    Chocolate-chip Walnut Cookies

  • maggz19671  on  November 18, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • thetinkhams  on  November 18, 2019

    Coconut and ginger religieuses

  • nadiam1000  on  November 19, 2019

    Swiss Almond Filled Cake

  • chefthomas  on  November 19, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • jd5761  on  November 19, 2019

    Lemon Pound Cake for me

  • Hihelen  on  November 20, 2019

    Anything with chocolate!

  • klrclark  on  November 20, 2019

    Coconut-raspberry financiers

  • maci234  on  November 20, 2019

    The black forest gateau!

  • oreganoca  on  November 21, 2019

    Chocolate-banana Brittany Shortbread

  • charligx  on  November 21, 2019

    Lemon pound cake 🙂

  • Username123321  on  November 21, 2019

    I would love to try the lemon pound cake first. 🙂

  • bopper  on  November 21, 2019

    Lemon Pound Cake

  • Natlovesgib  on  November 21, 2019

    Victoria pineapple éclairs

  • RuthHarwood  on  November 22, 2019

    Brittany shortbread-style tart

  • michelle666  on  November 22, 2019

    Lemon pound cake

  • stargirl  on  November 22, 2019

    Tarte Tatin-style apple ring

  • chris2468  on  November 22, 2019

    Which recipe would you like to try first?
    Lemon Yule Log

  • roxlet  on  November 22, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • JessHeilman  on  November 22, 2019

    Black forest gateau

  • t.t  on  November 23, 2019

    Brittany shortbread-style tart

  • Dannausc  on  November 23, 2019

    Mini blueberry cheesecake

  • janv  on  November 23, 2019

    I’d love to make the Classic pound cake

  • janv  on  November 23, 2019

    Berry, crispy cereal and white chocolate entremets

  • mrskitcatb  on  November 23, 2019

    Chocolate and raspberry éclairs

  • LaurenE  on  November 23, 2019

  • LaurenE  on  November 23, 2019

    Paris-brest Revisited

  • ljsimmons  on  November 24, 2019

    hot vanilla souffle

  • mph993  on  November 25, 2019

    Fraisier cake

  • Rachellefp  on  November 25, 2019

    I would try the Chocolate Marble Cakes

  • lhudson  on  November 26, 2019

    Chocolate Marble Cake

  • Pamyoungvb  on  November 26, 2019

    Lemon Yule log or 3 kings cake

  • kelrific  on  November 26, 2019

    Those souffles are speaking to me 🙂

  • bookmark77  on  November 27, 2019

    Chocolate and raspberry eclairs

  • bookmark31  on  November 27, 2019

    Mont Blanc with kumquat

  • bookmark58  on  November 27, 2019

    The black forest gateau

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 28, 2019

    I’d like to make the Victoria pineapple éclairs.

  • uk2nl  on  November 29, 2019

    Choux buns with craquelin and chocolate

  • moralla  on  November 30, 2019

    Grapefruit meringue tart

  • thecharlah  on  November 30, 2019

    Yuzu and blond chocolate choux buns

  • Bethellenf  on  November 30, 2019

    Paris-brest revisted – and all the rest afterward.

  • KitKatCat  on  November 30, 2019

    Chocolate marble cakes

  • twcyu  on  December 1, 2019

    I want to try the nougat and mandarin yule log

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  December 3, 2019

    St. Tropez tart

  • MeganGarcia  on  December 3, 2019

    Black Forest gateau, yum!

  • Behvisbullock  on  December 4, 2019

    Mini blueberry cheesecakes

  • MiMi60  on  December 5, 2019

    I would live to make things like the Puff Pastry.

  • GregH  on  December 5, 2019

    Passion fruit-coconut baba

  • kbennall  on  December 5, 2019

    Lately I’ve been trying as many different pound cakes as I can, so, all the pound cakes!

  • NaomiH  on  December 6, 2019

    Nougat and mandarin Yule log

  • Parkwood633  on  December 6, 2019

    I would try the vanilla scuffles or the grapefruit tart, not sure which first.

  • stephntran  on  December 6, 2019

    Chocolate and raspberry eclairs!!!!!!!

  • Ishtar  on  December 9, 2019

    Three kings’ cake

  • cellenly  on  December 9, 2019

    Black Forest gateau

  • susankay  on  December 10, 2019

    Swiss almond filled cake

  • lpatterson412  on  December 10, 2019

    Swiss almond filled cake!

  • fionajk42  on  December 11, 2019

    Black Forest Gateau.

  • BatshevaR  on  December 12, 2019

    Either the lemon pound cake or the brownies!

  • Veebha  on  December 13, 2019

    Black Forest gateau

  • Kblg  on  December 13, 2019

    Fraisier Cake ❤️

  • demomcook  on  December 13, 2019

    Chocolate and coffee macaronnade

  • Cakebaker  on  December 15, 2019

    I think Fraisier cake would be my first choice…… Thanks 😊

  • clairew137  on  December 15, 2019

    Hot vanilla soufflé

  • RickPearson54  on  December 15, 2019

    black forest gateau

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