ÉCLAIRS Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes cookbook review. Post includes Strawberry Eclairs Recipe.
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ÉCLAIRS Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes
- Author: Christophe Adam
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Robert Rose (February 7, 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0778805670
- ISBN-13: 978-0778805670
- Cover Price $24.95
- Purchase on Amazon
Éclairs are having a moment — and making them is much easier than you think. Award-winning pastry chef Christophe Adam, owner of L’éclair de genie boutiques, has perfected the art of the éclair and turned it into a gourmet delight that marries unconventional and imaginative fruits, flavors, colors and textures.
This comprehensive and straightforward book features 35 recipes, step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through mastering éclairs. Christophe outlines exactly how to get started, providing a list of equipment, basic rules and helpful tips to assist both the beginner and the experienced baker. It’s almost like having a pastry chef by your side in the kitchen!
Prepare to dazzle your friends and family with éclairs ranging from traditional chocolate éclairs to pistachio orange éclairs, caramel peanut éclairs, strawberry éclairs, and more. They are perfect for everything from the most casual gathering to more formal celebrations.
About The Author – CHRISTOPHE ADAM’s remarkable career has taken him from Michelin-starred restaurants in London to a burgeoning career as a luxury food purveyor with boutiques in Paris and Tokyo. He has plans to open a boutique in Vancouver.
My oldest son and my husband both love eclairs. I never really thought about making my own until I was offered the opportunity to check out a new cookbook, ÉCLAIRS Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes.
ÉCLAIRS Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes is a cookbook dedicated solely to making gourmet eclairs. There is no table of contents. Rather, the beginning of the book contains great information on what equipment you’ll need and what ingredients are best to use, along with a number of helpful tips. Then the author shares the recipes for basic eclairs. Finally after that there are recipes for 20 different eclairs, each of which is listed with a thumbnail photo in the table of contents in the book.
The recipes in the cookbook are all exceptionally detailed. Please note that by detailed I mean they are not vague. They are also not as simple as you might think. Fortunately, the book contains hundreds of step-by-step photos taking you from the start to finish of the recipe. The eclairs in this cookbook look lovely and sound tasty. I will caution you this. You’ve probably heard the sayings about how beauty takes time. Well, these beautiful eclairs also take time. The instructions provided call for making the eclairs in stages, which takes two days. The eclairs are all far from the ordinary ones you see in stores. If you enjoy eclairs or baking in general this cookbook will fit perfectly into your collection.
Here’s a recipe from the book, reprinted with publisher permission.
Courtesy of ÉCLAIRS by Christophe Adam © 2017 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold. Image credit: Rina Nurra
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