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Patisserie at Home by Will Torrent

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  • robm on August 17, 2013

    Lots of delicious French baked goods in sensible recipes for the home cook! So many books on patisserie look fascinating, with photos of pastries to drool over, but when you read the recipes you realize that your results may not be be so great if you aren't already a skilled baker. With Will Torrent the recipes sound doable. He's simplified things, looking for ways to cut steps, and his directions are clear and straightforward. There are numerous recipes in this book I want to try, now that I can see that many of these desserts don't require that you be a Lenôtre or Ladurée to make them!

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  • Pâte à choux

    • Astrid5555 on December 27, 2015

      Made excellent choux buns, howver baking time is completetly off. Recipe states to bake for 10-15 minutes, mine needed a little more than 30 minutes to be nicely browned and done.

  • Chocolate and beer cake

    • PatriciaScarpin on January 15, 2014

      This is one of the best chocolate cakes I've made - the beer adds depth of flavor but doesn't interfere with the chocolate flavor. Delicious.

  • Raspberry and pistachio financiers

    • Astrid5555 on December 28, 2013

      Complete baking disaster which started out very promising. The browned butter smelled heavenly and the finished batter had this delicious "green" pistachio look. I used my silicone financier mould as suggested as substitution for the mini loaf pans. The tops browned too quickly, while the insides were still underbaked. Apart from being difficult to unmold, the finished financiers - despite omitting the glaze - turned out way too sweet and were inedible. What a disappointment!

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  • ISBN 10 1849753547
  • ISBN 13 9781849753548
  • Published Apr 11 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 176
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
  • Imprint Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd

Publishers Text

If you've ever dreamed of being able to conjure up the mouthwatering pastries you've enjoyed in a Parisian cake shop but thought it would be too hard, think again! Will Torrent is a rising star in the pastry world and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French patisserie. With step-by-step photography, a nononsense approach to the key pastry techniques and more than 60 beautifully illustrated recipes, this bible will become an invaluable source of inspiration and a constant reference for all your favourite French-inspired sweet treats. There are chapters on Basic Techniques, Patisserie, Tarts, Petits Fours, Gateaux & Desserts, and Viennoiserie, and you'll find recipes for mocha eclairs, lemon tart, honey madeleines, brioche and macarons.

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