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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Books (16 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857832433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857832436
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 1.2 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edd Kimber is a baker, food writer and TV personality and is the author of The Boy Who Bakes (2011), Say It With Cake (2012) and Patisserie Made Simple (Oct 2014).
Edd grew up in a house where baking was a regular occurrence, it was a passion that struck at a young age. After studying politics at university Edd started to work in the banking industry but didn't enjoy it, so after winning the original series of the hit BBC show, The Great British Bake Off he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking.
Edd has since made regular appearances on TV including on Sunday Brunch and The Alan Titchmarsh Show as well as on his own show John and Edd's Christmas Bakes. His recipes regularly appear in the countries top food magazines such as BBC Good Food. Edd gained professional experience at Raymond Blanc's pastry kitchen at Le Manoir in Oxford and now runs popular baking classes in London and across the country, as well as baking demos at food festivals up and down the UK.
Edd also continues to blog to an avid audience, with his site being named as one of the best UK blogs by Woman and Home Magazine and as one of the best baking blogs by Channel4.com.

www.theboywhobakes.co.uk

Twitter @TheBoyWhoBakes

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'In his brilliant new book, Edd shows that French baking needn't be daunting. He turns 70-plus classics into achievable home bakes, channelling his lifelong love of Paris' posh patisseries. Add enticing photography into the mix and it's a visual, as well as culinary, treat.' --Delicious magazine

'Edd Kimber reveals the secrets of the Parisian pastry shop, with step-by-step instructions to take the fear out of French classics like cherry clafoutis, éclairs and seasonal favourites like Buche de Noël.' --Country Living

'The word patisserie make us think of impossibly complicated recipes that can only be carried out by the most talented pastry chefs, but Edd Kimber wants to change that. With step-by-step photos for pastries and icings, it's easy to get your head around the more complex techniques, and the fantastic photography of bright, multi-layered cakes looks beautiful. You'll be a contestant on Great British Bake Off in no time!' --Great British Food magazine

'Professional recipes can often be really complicated and impractical in a domestic kitchen, so it's brilliant that Edd Kimber has researched, simplified and brought them together in this beautiful book. It's on my list!' --Cassie Best, BBC Good Food magazine

'a beautiful celebration of French baking using only basic equipment' -- --The Independent --

About the Author

Edd Kimber won the first series of The Great British Bake Off in 2010. He is the author The Boy Who Bakes (2011) and Say It With Cake (Kyle 2012). Edd runs macaron classes in London, has appeared on Market Kitchen and Perfect... as well as at the BBC Good Food Show and other food shows around the country. Edd also blogs to an avid audience.


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This beautifully photographed and clearly presented book does what it says on the cover. If you read it in your head with a Yorkshire accent, it's like having Edd in his apron at your elbow helping you through all those recipes you were too daunted to try before. It makes patisserie approachable and the recipes are so clearly stated that it makes them very achievable. The fundamentals are covered - e.g. different types of pastry - and other components such as creme patissiere and how to temper chocolate shed their mystery. The basics such as how to properly line a tin are not left out. All the classic recipes you would hope to find are there too - tarts, meringues, eclairs, caneles (my personal bete noir), macarons, fraisier - I won't list them all but they are all there and more. I was pleased to find a section on desserts (tarte tatin, ile flottantes)as well as one on sweets (marshmallows, truffles and caramels). Although presentation is important to Edd, flavours are prioritised - the balance of the two giving outstanding results.
Edd clarifies all those aspects you were unsure about before - and gives us really helpful tips. I have other patisserie books, which I look through droolingly and then put away again because they just scare me off trying. This book is going to get very splattered, greasy and flour-dusted because I am going to work my way through it all. Well done Edd!
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'The Boy Who Bakes' has come of age with this book. The layout is straightforward, it's well illustrated and each recipe has an introduction which gives the book a personal touch rather than it being just a list of recipes. Some books written on the subject of patisserie can seem a little daunting but this has a clear, welcoming and relaxed style that makes you believe you can actually achieve what's on the page in front of you. We have all of Edd Kimber's books and everything we try tastes fantastic. This is a more grown up book which obviously reflects a young man who has honed his craft. I think it might be my favourite so far!
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Sigh. This book makes me want to drop out from university and go be an apprentice in some boulangerie in France. However, I can't speak French and it's probably just one of those things I say but might end up backing away from if I was really offered the opportunity.

There are a lot of tips that can be really useful in the book, like how long can you keep them, how to keep them etc. -- questions that everyone asks but no one answers! Flipping through the book makes me feel like I'm travelling through France and stumbling upon little gems in some small town with lovely pastries.

Strong white bread flour is on sale in Tesco right now. Aching to try making a simpler version of the classic croissant now!
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Having bought Edd's last book (which I loved) I couldn't wait for this one to arrive. I wasn't disappointed, it's such a beautiful book full of wonderful photography and his passion for French baking is very clear.

Having looked at all the recipes I'm glad to see there's a nice range in the book including basics and more challenging recipes. I've already tried the Kouign Amann recipe (after seeing them on Great British Bake Off) and they turned out brilliantly. Can't wait to try out lots of other recipes.
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I was bought this book as a present and I was very excited to try some of the recipes with my daughter who loves baking! The recipes we've tried so far (madeleines and almond croissants) have been fantastic and so tasty. The croissants especially have become a new family favourite - we won't be buying them from the supermarket again. The recipes are very clear and easy to follow and the photography is just beautiful. Couldn't recommend this book any more highly.
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My dear friend Edd,

This book is a thing of great beauty. The photographs and design alone are outstanding, but your recipes are so detailed, easy to follow and classic.

Well done to you! x
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This is a wonderful patisserie book. Edd has put together a number of recipes that are easily achievable at home without the need for expensive specialist equipment. Another fantastic point to note about this book, is that the recipes do not have large quantities that would feed an army. This is often a problem with a lot of patisserie books as recipes from professional kitchens have been adapted, but not reduced.

All of the recipes I have made, including the caramels, madeleines and some of the pastries have all been reliable and worked without fault. I highly recommend this book for someone looking to get into patisserie at home.
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Great book - well researched, written and with clear instructions to allow the home baker to make some quite elaborate bakes.

Everything I've tried so far has worked well and I think on occasion, look even better than the pics in the book!

Well worth the investment for any enthusiastic baker.
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