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absolute must in your kitchen!,
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This review is from: The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts (Hardcover)I am very satisfied with the purchase for many reasons,one of them how well explained,detailed , and full of baking and pastry info this book is.
Not to mention mouthwatering, sumptuous cake recipies.Step by step baking and preparing instructions.The book covers almost every aspect of culinary art eg : preparation of puff pastry, creams and custards,breads and pastries,petits fours,truly amazing cakes and french tart doughs.There is also space for savoury pastries alongside sweet ones. It explains difficult sometimes to understand professional pastry terms( glossary supplied at the end of book).
All recipies are clearly explained and easy to follow, and all measure is in grams as well as in ounces.
All cake ingredients are properly explained to even small detail as if the authors want a reader to properly grasp the idea of creating an art.Their passion and devotion to baking is clear thoughout the book.What I personally like the most and find this very convienient is a small section called,evaluating your success'at the end of each recipe, which basically sums up how the end product should look like.
All in all I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in everyday,simple baking as well as one on more professional level. I love baking and to me this book is simply priceless : )
ps. the book is big & heavy!!!!and needs physical effort to lift.