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Simple French Desserts

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Desserts & Sweets


Pros: User friendly, produces delicious recipes, good instruction for home cooks

Cons: A few changes needed to recipes; No info on recipe time from start to finish

I made the Browned butter recipe, the Honey Madeleines recipe, and the Dark Rum Financiers recipe. They all turned out wonderful - even for a first time French baker like me. A few more details would have been helpful for me with making browned butter for the first time regarding what to look for and how to strain black bits, etc.  Also I disagree with the time in the fridge for the Madeleines and Financiers batter. Time recommended was at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. When I made these the first time, I chilled the batter for each recipe for 1 hour and then baked immediately. They were ideal. The second time, I made the batter for both recipes, chilled them for 19 hours and they baked up awful. I had to throw out the final product. 


Overall I like the book but realize I will have to test and modify the advice. *

Simple French Desserts

With Simple French Desserts, making French pastry is as easy as apple pie-but deceptively more impressive!- Pastry chef and author Jill O'Connor starts with the easiest recipes and gradually builds skills as she moves on to more challenging treats. Throughout, she demystifies the art of French baking, guiding cooks with step-by-step techniques, and clear and complete explanationsHere are over 50 recipes for delectable treats like Crme Caramel, Lemon-Almond Madeleines, Chocolate Eclairs, and a Strawberry Macaroon Tart, plus the only two chocolate mousse recipes you'll ever need. With awhimscally elegant design and collection of mouth-watering full-color photographs, Simple French Desserts is the perfect introduction to the art of the patisserie-sans signing up at the Cordon Bleu.

AuthorJill O'Connor
Dewey Decimal Number641.860944
LabelChronicle Books
List Price$16.95
ManufacturerChronicle Books
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages144
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2000-02-01
PublisherChronicle Books
StudioChronicle Books
TitleSimple French Desserts
CreatorRichard Eskite
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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