Pâtisserie at Home

Will Torrent


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Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781788792042
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 3/10/2020
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Perfect the art of French pâtisserie with over 70 classic recipes from award-winning pastry chef Will Torrent.

If you’ve ever wandered down a charming French alleyway or a bustling Parisian street, there are stand out shop displays that truly capture the essence of French flair—gorgeous patisseries filled with the most eye-catching and elegant bakes.

Delicately detailed with candies, fruits, spun sugar and tempered chocolate, it’s hard to resist their sweet seduction. However, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy these tasty treats, you can simply learn how to conjure them up at home with this stunning collection of recipes.


With step-by-step instructions, expert chef Will Torrent introduces you to the basic recipes that make up the foundation of authentic French pâtisserie, before delving into the superb bakes, each of which has its own je ne sais quio! Opt for something light and sweet with colorful Macarons.

If you’re feeling fruity try the citrus-sharp Tarte au Citron. Or if all you want is chocolate on chocolate, master the rich Coffee and Chocolate Madeleines. Whether you’re new to pâtisserie, or have dabbled in the art before, these delightful desserts are sure to show you how to achieve French baking finesse.

Will Torrent trained under Heston Blumenthal at the age of 16, won Young Chef of the Year in 2009 and has worked with top chefs such as Brian Turner and the late Gary Rhodes, as well as at Claridges, the Dorchester, the Fat Duck and The Lanesborough. In addition, his TV appearances include BBC's Ready Steady Cook, Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and ITV's This Morning. He is a patisserie consultant to Waitrose and has been profiled extensively by the press, including in the Guardian. Author of Patisserie at Home and Chocolate at Home, this is his third book.

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