Making French pastry at home is fun and easy with this approachable book full of foolproof recipes, smart shortcuts and pro tricks to make every home cook feel like a true pastry chef.
Beautiful, authentic French pastry is easier than it looks! Molly Wilkinson, a Texas transplant running sold-out pastry workshops in Versailles, was trained at Le Cordon Bleu, but takes a refreshingly relaxed approach to pastry. Readers won’t find long, fussy recipes and tricky techniques here. With Molly’s recipes, anyone can get delicious, impressive results without sweating the details. Readers can follow her easy methods and foolproof tips and tricks, to amaze their friends and family with spectacular bakery-worthy creations.
Molly covers the basics, with time-saving recipes like her magically flakey 30-minute puff pastry and her perfect, fail-safe pastry cream, and then moves on to ganache, caramel, meringue and more. Readers can use their new skills to make classics like Eclairs, Mille Feuille and Tarte Tatin or try their hand at showstoppers like Mixed Berry Macaron Cake and Bûche de Noël. Shortcuts cut down on steps, but never flavor. With Molly’s quintessential recipes and laid-back approach, it’s easy to skip the bakery and whip up these irresistible desserts with confidence, humor and je ne sais quoi.
This book will have 60 recipes and 60 photos.
Molly Wilkinson is a pastry Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She teaches pastry and cooking workshops out of her 18th century home in Versailles.
She has been featured in Vogue and The Wall Street Journal and on Skillshare. She lives in Versailles, France.