Artisan Patisserie for the Home Baker

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Eating luscious tarts, creamy eclairs, delicate petits fours, and rich chocolate mousse cakes is bliss ... but creating them yourself can be just as enjoyable. Avner Laskin, a professional pastry chef trained in France, shows you why store-bought pastry can never match the taste, quality, and freshness of the treats you prepare at home. You'll get perfect results every time!
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Overview

Eating luscious tarts, creamy eclairs, delicate petits fours, and rich chocolate mousse cakes is bliss ... but creating them yourself can be just as enjoyable. Avner Laskin, a professional pastry chef trained in France, shows you why store-bought pastry can never match the taste, quality, and freshness of the treats you prepare at home. You'll get perfect results every time!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402724084
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     5
Essentials & Basic Recipes     6
Important Tips     8
Baking Pans & Utensils     9
Essential Accessories     10
Basic Recipes     11
Basic Shortcrust Pastry     12
Almond Shortcrust Pastry     13
Savory Shortcrust Pastry     14
Puff Pastry     15
Choux Paste     16
Basic Genoise Torte     17
Ladyfinger Mixture     18
Dacquoise Mixture     19
Italian Meringue Mixture     20
Royal Chocolate Frosting     21
Chocolate Ganache     22
Creme Patissiere     23
Creme Anglaise     24
Basic Quiche Filling     25
Almond Creme     26
Apricot Glaze     27
Red Current Glaze     28
Coffee Essence     29
Marzipan     30
Tarts & Tartlets     32
Tarte Tatin     34
Strawberry Tartlets     36
Chocolate Tart     38
Wine-Soaked Pear Tart     40
Blueberry Tartlets     42
Pasteis de Nata     43
Lemon Tart     44
Pasteis de Catalana     45
Passion Fruit Tart     46
Mango & Coconut Cream Tart     48
Caramelized Banana Tartlets     50
Pineapple Tart     52
Choux Paste     54
Chocolate Eclairs     56
Caramel Eclairs     58
Vanilla Cream Puffs     60
Hazelnut Cream Puffs     62
Chocolate Coconut Cream Puffs     63
Paris-Brest     64
Saint-Honore     66
Easy & Elegant Cakes     68
Coffee Muffins     70
English Lemon Tea Cakes     71
Individual Banana Cakes     72
Chocolate Fondant     74
Financiers     76
Honey Cake     77
Torta di Mele alle Mandorle     78
Bolo Ensopado em Vinho do Porto     80
Mini Almond Orange Cakes     82
Petits Fours     84
Caramel Hazelnut Shortbread     86
Cigarettes     86
Almond Tuiles     88
Chocolate Tuiles     90
Hazelnut Cream Cones     92
Peruvian Chocolate Alfajores     94
Coffee Ganache Cones      96
Individual Chocolate Squares     97
Cats' Tongues     98
Salame di Cioccolata     100
Cookies     102
Amaretti     104
Coffee Shortbread     105
Walnut Shortbread     106
Tozzetti     108
Dry Fruit Croquets     109
Sables     110
Pigs' Ears     112
Madeleines     114
Quiches     116
Goat Cheese Quiche     118
Mascarpone and Smoked Salmon Quiche     119
Quiche Provencale     120
Wild Mushroom Quiche     122
Asparagus & Blue Cheese Quiche     124
Eggplant & Emmenthal Quiche     126
Seafood Quiche     127
Olive & Feta Cheese Quiche     128
Quiche Lorraine     130
Traditional Cakes     132
Vanilla Mille-Feuilles     134
Chocolate Mille-Feuilles     136
French Cherry Cake     137
Pithiviers     138
Coffee Dacquoise     140
Hazelnut Dacquoise     141
Meringato Fiorentino     144
Concorde     146
Baba au Rhum      148
Genoise: Mousse & Creme Cakes     150
Fraisier     152
Tricolor Chocolate Torte     154
Caramel Hazelnut Torte     157
Jamaican Torte     158
Ambroisie     160
Praline Torte     163
Chestnut Torte     164
Montmirail     167
Index     170
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