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This review is from: The Whoopie Pie Book (Hardcover)Let's face it, about 90% of the pleasure from reading most cookery books is looking at the pictures. This one doesn't disappoint from that point of view. I'll be back to let you know if the recipes live up to the sumptuous pictures. The photography and styling are admirable.
I'm dying to try making these, and there are some very appealing recipes for creams, buttercream fillings and sauces. Roasted rhubarb and custard really caught my eye, as did the chocolate marshmallow buttercream and frozen key lime.
My only niggle was that her chocolate macaroons, learned, we are told, at Pierre Herme's school, look nothing like a Hermé macaron (they are cracked on top with no pied! Heavens, Pierre would have a flakey) but more like my auntie's macaroons. No offence auntie - they tasted lovely!
A really appealing collection (and price) that made me buy it on impulse.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2010 16:41:23 BDT
Claire Ptak says:
You are right, Pierre WOULD be so upset! But that is why I say they are a simple version. No need to feel that pressure to get it perfect. Plus they taste totally delicious. Give them a try!
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2010 15:08:24 GMT
Thank you so much for commenting Claire, I bought it for the Whoopies anyway and will put my snobbery aside and try the macaroons, they do look nice.
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