Teatime in Paris!
A Walk through Easy French Patisserie Recipes
published 2015 • 7.5" x 9.25" • 224 pages • full-color photos
ISBN 9781849341929 • hardback • $20.00 •
In Teatime in Paris! Jill Colonna shows you the easiest way to make many French pâtisserie classics, while keeping it authentic, full of flavor, and creative. Not only has Jill cracked how the French create such tantalizing cakes but she's also discovered how they can eat these beautiful pastries and stay slim! Jill guides you through a simple step-by-step process for each recipe to make treats such as teacakes, eclairs, cream puffs, macarons, tartlets and many more pastries that you'll find on this mouth-watering journey through Paris.
This is a sweet walk around the "City of Light." As Jill takes you from the easiest of treats to the crème de la crème, she points out some of the streets famous for the best pâtisseries in Paris, adding bits of history en route and plenty of baking tips, making the recipe tour fun and accessible.
Jill Colonna is the bestselling author of Mad about Macarons. She thought pâtisserie and macarons were hard to make when she first moved to France, after she fell in love with a Frenchman in her native Scotland.
Making the move to Paris in 1993, Jill couldn't speak much French and had never needed to entertain before. Realizing her banana surprise with custard from a packet mix was not going to hack it with her French dinner guests, she needed to improve her culinary skills tout de suite in order to impress. Over the years she has gained confidence by learning cooking tricks from her French friends and family.
As a busy working mom, Jill began to make pâtisserie as a hobby-partly as a challenge, and partly for her budget. Calling herself a "lazy gourmet," she loves exploring ways to make impressive-looking treats without spending too much time or money on them, while keeping the authenticity of pastry's exquisite taste.
Previously a professional musician, Jill continues to enjoy playing flute and piano and also conducts chocolate shop and pâtisserie walking tours around St Germain des Prés in Paris.
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