A No-Fuss Guide to the Delicious Art of Pâtisserie
Unleash your inner pastry chef with Molly Wilkinson’s approachable recipes for all of your French favorites. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Molly takes the most essential techniques and makes them easy for home bakers, resulting in a collection of simple, key recipes that open up the world of pastry. With friendly, detailed directions and brilliant shortcuts, you can skip the pastry shop and enjoy delicious homemade creations.
Master base recipes like 30-minute puff pastry, decadent chocolate ganache and fail-safe citrus curds, and you’re on your way to making dozens of iconic French treats. You’ll feel like a pro when whipping up gorgeous trays of madeleines and decorating a stunning array of cream puffs and éclairs. Along with classics like The Frenchman’s Chocolate Mousse, Profiteroles and Classic Mille-Feuilles, learn to assemble exquisite showstoppers such as Croquembouche and Caramel Mousse Tartelettes with Poached Pears in Ginger. This go-to guide shows you all the tips and tricks you need to impress your guests and have fun with French pastry.
Molly Wilkinson is a pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She teaches pastry and cooking workshops out of her eighteenth-century home in Versailles. She has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s Today Show. Originally from Texas, she lives in Versailles, France.
“From her charming kitchen in Versailles, Molly Wilkinson shares her secrets to mastering with ease the fundamentals of French pâtisserie and her in-depth explanations will help you quickly build a foundation of classic techniques. You’ll learn to trust your intuition in the kitchen as she guides you with her well-crafted recipes.”
-David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris and Drinking French
“In a beautiful tour de force of pâtisserie, Molly makes all my best-loved French pastries and shows us how to go about each and every one with such ease, whisking us to Versailles while she’s at it.”
-Jill Colonna, author of Mad About Macarons and Teatime in Paris