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Scattered throughout this delightful book are whimsical illustrations and beautifully written stories about each of Greenspan's favorite pastry shops and the chefs who created them. Some of their recipes, such as Boulangerie Poilane's sweet, buttery, bite-size cookies called Punishments, are quick and easy enough for even a novice baker. And with Greenspan's clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions, Robert Linxe's Grandmother's Creamy Chocolate Cake, an elegant fudgy decadence, and Poujauran's rich, nutty-flavored Financiers, become child's play. Greenspan manages to demystify even the complicated multilayered Opera Cake from Dalloyau.
From the most perfect Crème Brulee and Coffee Eclairs to the stunning Fresh Strawberry and Marshmallow Tart, made with homemade strawberry marshmallows, Greenspan will have you torn between making Paris Sweets at home and going there yourself. And in case you can do both, she's included all the addresses you need. --Leora Y. Bloom
While I don't need a photograph to pull of a recipe successfully they definitely add to my level of pleasure . Thats why I am hesitating about the fifth starPublished 8 months ago by Johanna Thompson
No one does it better than Dorie. If you are buying a gift for yourself or someone that loves to bake, buy any Dorie Greenspan book you can get your hands on. Read morePublished 10 months ago by claire bryant
My original copy of this book is falling apart I have used it so much. I have two back copies I love it so much. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lois Fisher