In this book Jill Colonna shows you the easy way to make the Parisians’ favourite afternoon treats – such as éclairs, tartlets, millefeuilles, ice cream, crêpes, madeleines, financiers, and macarons. She includes a bonus guide to many of Paris’s best pâtisseries, with historical gems and fun stories to the recipes plus her own tempting photos that will transport you to Paris.
Do you love French pâtisserie and secretly want to try it? Following Mad About Macarons, Jill Colonna shares her enthusiasm and skills learned from the French to help you crack patisserie easily at home. With over 250 images and 50 typical teatime goûter recipes, enjoy tips, stories and a walks annex indicating where to taste the best pastries in Paris.
As you walk through each recipe together, Jill points out many Parisian sweet streets with top-notch patisseries and tea salons to enjoy them. As your teatime recipe guide, the book kicks off with the simplest and tasty French teacakes (financiers, tigrés, diamants), hot chocolate, crêpes and ice cream then continues with clear step-by-step instructions for each chapter: choux pastry (chouquettes, Nun’s pops, pistachio cream puffs, éclairs); tartlets (lemon-passion fruit meringue, salted caramel walnut); millefeuilles (vanilla rum, wild blackberry) and many more gluten-free macarons. The final chapter culminates in a French tea party, mixing and matching all the previous sections’ recipes to create cream tea puff chocolate tartlets, religieuses and a Saint-Honoré, plus many more treats to inspire you and get cracking the eggs!
Join in her confidence-building delicious tour of fun background stories, historical gems and baking tips to make wow-factor light pastry without much effort at home. Complete with tea-pairing suggestions, add your own Parisian touch to 4 o’clock teatime in no time. Hardcover 225 pages.