Perfect pâtisserie at home: recipes of the month

Perfect pâtisserie at home: recipes of the month
Perfect pâtisserie at home: recipes of the month

When two talented French pâtissiers joined forces to create a baking cookbook, the results were bound to be delectable. We present three recipes from sweet magicians Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq.

The recipe book to buy: Gâteaux 

Reprinted from Gâteaux by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq. Photographs by Laurent Fau. Published by Rizzoli.
Reprinted from Gâteaux by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq. Photographs by Laurent Fau. Published by Rizzoli.

Two of France’s most acclaimed pastry chefs, Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq, unveil their most important professional secrets behind the creation of mouth-watering (and visually stunning) classic French cakes and baked treats in their cookbook.

Christophe Felder was the pastry chef at the Hôtel de Crillon for fifteen years before publishing more than twenty cookbooks in France and opening his own pastry school for home cooks. Camille Lesecq was the head pastry chef at the Hotel Meurice in Paris. With more than 150 show-stopping desserts, the recipes in Gâteaux are an ode to what masterpieces can be made from the simple combination of flour, milk, butter, eggs, and sugar.

French pâtisserie is all about precision, so Felder presents home bakers with an amazing wealth of information and skill that goes into making the perfect Madeleine or Tarte Tatin (with an interesting side bar on legend of how this classic came to be), among many others. The recipes are sprinkled with charming stories and memories from a lifetime of pastry, going back ...

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