Book Review: Patisserie Maison

Book Review: Patisserie Maison

Introducing the latest in his acclaimed series of cookery books, the affable Breton baker and confirmed Anglophile (who’s based in Bath, England), tells of how patisserie has always fascinated him. So finally, after such award-winning tomes as Dough (winner of the IACP Julia Child Award for First Book), Crust and Pastry, his thoughts turn to sweet treats.

After handily illustrated recipes for patisserie staples – sponges, choux pastry, meringues, creams and jams – we get to the really yummy stuff. Ever fancied making your own Paris-Brest, Éclairs or Nougat Glacé? Well, they’re all here, wonderfully photographed by Jean Cazals.

Elsewhere, you’ll find recipes for macarons, mousses, madeleines and even doughnuts, all guided by the reassuring words of a man at the top of his game, who knows that anyone can create kitchen magic with the right teacher. Bravo!

Patisserie Maison by Richard Bertinet, photographed by Jean Cazals. Published by Ebury Press. List price is €25.

All books available at the France Today bookstore

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