Master the art of French pastry with step-by-step instructions from one of Paris's best bakers and founder of the renowned Maison Kayser.
Soon after Maison Kayser opened its first shop in New York City in 2012, USA Today named it one of America's best bakeries. Not surprising considering Eric Kayser is recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers in the world. One of the draws to this ever-growing chain is the dozens of colorful and delicate pastries found in the window every day. And now you can make them at home.
Originally published in France, Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop provides step-by-step instruction for making dozens of classic desserts. From festive creations to simple but sophisticated fare, Kayser provides clearly written recipes and his expert insight so you can replicate his delectable creations. More than 70 recipes include his bakery bestsellers, such as raspberry macaroons, lemon meringue tartlets, Epiphany cake, Yule logs, financiers, chocolate hazelnut tarts, among others. Hundreds of full-color photos show the beautiful pastries, as well as provide visual instructions for anything tricky.
About the Author
Eric Kayser, a fourth-generation French baker, opened his first artisanal French boulangerie in Paris in 1996. Today, Maison Kayser has more than 100 shops in 20 different countries. Since opening his first U.S. shop in New York in 2012, he has been voted the best bread by New York Magazine and one of America's best bakeries by USA Today.
"Names alone will generate drools: macarons, madeleines, choux pastries, millefeuille. When those so wonderfully French sweets are combined with how-tos from a master baker, this book's appeal is inescapable. . .Magnifique!"—Barbara Jacobs, Booklist
"Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop is one of the best dessert cookbooks of the year. It must be part of your kitchen if you make your desserts at home."—The Washington BookReview
"Those looking to replicate authentic French confections will find this cookbook a delightful resource."—Cindy Pauldine, Shelf Awareness
"From festive creations to simple but sophisticated fare, Kayser provides clearly written recipes and his expert insight so you can replicate his delectable creations."—The Entertainment Report