Larousse Patisserie and Baking: The Ultimate Expert Guide, with More Than 200 Recipes and Step-by-Step Techniques Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Larousse Patisserie and Baking: The Ultimate Expert Guide, with More Than 200 Recipes and Step-by-Step Techniques by Larousse.

Larousse Patisserie and Baking covers all aspects of baking – from simple everyday cakes and desserts to special occasion show-stoppers. There are more than 200 recipes included as well as guides to important techniques to guarantee your bakes are perfect every time.

The beautiful book also shares workshops on making different types of pastry, handling chocolate, cooking jam, and everything else that you need to know about pastry, patisserie, and baking. Each recipe is photographed and there are more than 30 step-by-step technique sections. All of this knowledge and deliciousness is packed into a cloth-covered slipcase.

Often times when pastry schools or luxury cookery brands publish cookbooks they can be overwhelming even to experienced cooks/bakers. In the case of Larousse Patisserie and Baking, it is just the opposite. This title is very approachable to all levels of bakers.

Special thanks to the publisher Hamlyn for providing a recipe that our members can try now and for offering two copies of this book in our giveaway below.

Strawberry, mascarpone and Chantilly tart 
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Serves 6 – Preparation time: 25 minutes – Cooking time: 15–20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready-rolled all-butter sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 500g strawberries, sliced
  • 50g white chocolate

For the chantilly cream

  • 250ml very cold whipping cream
  • 100g mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar – extra for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4. Use the pastry dough to line a 26cm round tart tin, preferably one with a removable bottom. Sprinkle a layer of caster sugar over the pastry dough and blind bake it for 15–20 minutes. Allow it to cool completely.

Using an electric whisk, whip the cream with the mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla extract to make a firm Chantilly cream. Refrigerate the cream until needed.

Shortly before serving the tart, spread half the Chantilly cream over the base of the pastry case and put the rest in a piping bag with a fluted nozzle. Pipe Chantilly stars onto the tart and arrange the strawberries between them. Make white chocolate shavings using a peeler and sprinkle these on top of the tart, then dust with a little icing sugar. Serve immediately to keep the tart from becoming soggy.

Special thanks to the publisher for offering two copies of this title to our members in the US. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of this title would you make first?

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88 Comments

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 6, 2020

    Soft brioche buns

  • rchesser  on  December 6, 2020

    Far Breton.

  • KevinSeattle  on  December 6, 2020

    I would make Dried fruit mendiants first.

  • matag  on  December 6, 2020

    Frangipani galette des rois

  • LeePicard  on  December 6, 2020

    Saint-Honoré cake

  • redcurrant  on  December 6, 2020

    Roasted spiced bananas

  • stepspior  on  December 6, 2020

    Pink praline brioche

  • CapeCodCook  on  December 6, 2020

    Lemon Drizzle Cake

  • RSW  on  December 7, 2020

    Tiramisú

  • debbiehb  on  December 7, 2020

    Carrot cake

  • lean1  on  December 7, 2020

    Carrot Cake!

  • kendrahaha  on  December 7, 2020

    I can’t wait to give the Cinnamon Apple Fritters a try!

  • westiecairn  on  December 7, 2020

    Black forest gateau!

  • sarahawker  on  December 7, 2020

    Tiramisú , I have not had this in years and years.

  • hbakke  on  December 7, 2020

    Spiced pineapple and passion fruit parcels

  • tcjanes  on  December 7, 2020

    Tiramisú.

  • kelrific  on  December 7, 2020

    I would check out the flourless orange cake 🙂

  • MirandaAK  on  December 7, 2020

    Raspberry barquettes

  • ravensfan  on  December 7, 2020

    Vanilla sponge cake

  • dbranigan27  on  December 7, 2020

    I would try the Kouglof.

  • sedm3949  on  December 8, 2020

    Caramelized apple cake!

  • Siegal  on  December 8, 2020

    I would make lemon drizzle cake

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 9, 2020

    Caramelized apple cake

  • Tuolomee  on  December 9, 2020

    Raspberry Tapioca Pudding

  • Mtetpon  on  December 9, 2020

    Saint-Honoré cake

  • Bake4one  on  December 9, 2020

    Pumpkin and pecan cake

  • lpatterson412  on  December 10, 2020

    Chocolate crepes!

  • kellymolly  on  December 10, 2020

    yum

  • lauriesk  on  December 11, 2020

    Chocolate tart.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  December 11, 2020

    Raspberry soufflé

  • fujirw  on  December 11, 2020

    strawberry and lemon roulade.

  • roxlet  on  December 11, 2020

    Lemon drizzle cake

  • roxlet  on  December 11, 2020

    Walnut delight

  • LeMinou  on  December 11, 2020

    Soft brioche buns

  • sequoia55  on  December 12, 2020

    Black forest gateau

  • t.t  on  December 12, 2020

    Kouign-amman

  • LaurenE  on  December 12, 2020

    Soft brioche buns

  • hillsboroks  on  December 13, 2020

    Apricot and Rosemary brioche tart

  • HomespunHouse  on  December 13, 2020

    Strawberry, mascarpone and Chantilly tart

  • leilx  on  December 13, 2020

    Mixed berry millefueille

  • NaomiH  on  December 14, 2020

    Praline Paris-Brest

  • YumYum21  on  December 16, 2020

    fruitcake

  • kmn4  on  December 16, 2020

    Mocha cake

  • RickPearson54  on  December 18, 2020

    Far Breton

  • MarciK  on  December 18, 2020

    Choco-pear puddings

  • Ren23  on  December 20, 2020

    Black forest gateau

  • Laura1  on  December 20, 2020

    Carrot cake

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 21, 2020

    Almond gazelle horns

  • Shelmar  on  December 22, 2020

    Coffee cake would be the first recipe I would try!

  • jshippee  on  December 23, 2020

    Hazelnuts! Noisettine, it is.

  • Lafauvette  on  December 23, 2020

    carrot cake

  • ang709  on  December 23, 2020

    Basque cake

  • Leonard5854  on  December 23, 2020

    Pound cake

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Carrot cake

  • gilmonster  on  December 25, 2020

    tiramisu

  • Dannausc  on  December 25, 2020

    Walnut delight

  • riley  on  December 26, 2020

    Orange cheesecake

  • clairew137  on  December 27, 2020

    Soft brioche buns

  • dbielick  on  December 27, 2020

    Black Forest gâteau

  • moralla  on  December 27, 2020

    Lime mousse

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 30, 2020

    What a beautiful book! I’d start with the vanilla sponge cake.

  • feliciakw  on  December 30, 2020

    Citrus rice pudding – the best comfort dessert ever.

  • JenThomas318  on  December 31, 2020

    Dark chocolate crème brûlée

  • Kblg  on  January 3, 2021

    Mini mango and coconut tortes

  • ltsuk  on  January 3, 2021

    Kouign-Amman

  • JessHeilman  on  January 4, 2021

    Lemon drizzle cake

  • jezpurr  on  January 6, 2021

    Chocolate and orange biscuits!!!^_^

  • cellenly  on  January 6, 2021

    lemon drizzle cake

  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    Basque cake

  • virjeania  on  January 9, 2021

    I want to learn how to make a Vanilla sponge cake

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Nice cream piña colada

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    Pumpkin and pecan cake would be yummy.

  • Shelley.b  on  January 17, 2021

    Carrot cake

  • Sfgordon  on  January 18, 2021

    I cherish my copy of Larousse Gastronomique inherited from my dad and I would love to complement that with the Larousse Patisserie & Baking book. I would try citrus rice pudding!

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Mint ice cream!

  • fluffies  on  January 25, 2021

    Gayest St-Honore

  • Chef_steph  on  January 27, 2021

    Pear Melba

  • slypigla  on  January 29, 2021

    Great gude

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    Raspberry mousse

  • LEKcookbooks  on  February 8, 2021

    I’d start with the jam biscuits

  • littleminxgirl  on  February 9, 2021

    The soft brioche buns sound good

  • orchidlady01  on  February 9, 2021

    Lemon poppy sponge cake

  • nvernon  on  February 10, 2021

    Flourless orange cake

  • lhudson  on  February 14, 2021

    Lime Mousse

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    Vanilla sponge cake

  • vhfvhf  on  February 22, 2021

    Lemon drizzle cake!

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Rice pudding

  • JuneHawk  on  February 27, 2021

    Caramelized apple cake

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