(Book Review & Giveaway) Patisserie by Melanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor

Patisserie: Master the Art of French Pastry by Mélanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor

As you know, Sarah and I adore everything French, and French baking is no exception. When we received our review copy of Patisserie : Master the Art of French Pastry by Mélanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor, we were inspired to start baking our favourite French treats. Patisserie showcases 100 delicious step by step recipes to help you achieve perfect results at home. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated and includes loads of details such as the special equipment needed, variations, tricky aspects, techniques needed to master, and organisation tips.


All the ingredients are clearly photographed, and the step by step instructions include lots of photographs to guide you successfully through the process.

Self Saucing Pudding Steps

Paterisserie is divided into two sections – Base Recipes and Pastries. The base recipes includes all the techniques and instruction you need to master tart pastries, yeast doughs, meringues, creams, icings, decorations and more. The Pastries includes all your French favourites such as Mille-Feuilles, Macarons, Black Forest Cake, Chocolate Éclairs, Madeleines, and more.

Fraisier Cake Steps

The photography and illustrations in this volume are amazing. This book will help you confidently prepare these delicious French desserts and treats at home. The hard part will be deciding which treat to bake first!

Lemon Meringue Pie Spread_Page_2

We thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys French treats and wants to take their French baking to the next level. It would make a lovely gift for the home baking enthusiast. It is s wonderful book to look through and helps you learn all the processes required in French baking.

Patisserie: Master the Art of French Pastry by Mélanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor

Hardie Grant Books are giving two lucky A Spoonful of Sugar readers, the chance to win a copy of Patisserie.  To enter, simply log into the rafflecopter giveaway box below with your email address or facebook account. Complete as many of the giveaway options as you wish – if you already follow A Spoonful of Sugar  on facebook/pinterest etc, just click the button below for an automatic entry. Giveaway is open World Wide until March 15, 2016 . The winners will be notified by email and announced here on this post. Good Luck!

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Patisserie: Master the Art of French Pastry by Mélanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor

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  1. Amanda says

    Fruit tarts… Those tiny little mouthfuls of shiny fruit pieces with rich custard and crisp pastry. With fruit, they have to be healthy, right?!

  2. Lynda Taylor says

    This book looks great. There are three of us that love to bake in our house so much use would be made of it.
    And thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Vikie says

    Oh wonderful book, and I would have a chocolaté cake yet… warm and a lot of chocolaté…I’have lust to eat

  4. Marta Sousa says

    So difficult to choose…but if i had to choose one, i’ll have to say: eclairs…just love the pastry.

  5. liz n. says

    Favorite to make are macarons and croissants. In fact, I’ll soon be working on about five dozen macarons for a baby shower.

    Favorite to eat is, well….all of it! I mean, French pastries, how could you not love them all???


    I am retired now ,but i was a cook working at Holidays Inn for years than switch to Hospital work .Baking went hand in hand with everything else..always loved the baking week-end or day . Would love to win this book. Oh yes also my husband is french from Quebec ,Canada.

  7. Belinda says

    My favourite French dessert would have to be eclairs… ! I love to do a bit of a fusion and make matcha green tea flavoured ones!

  8. Kathy E. says

    I am not quite sure they are French-inspired, but I adore cream puffs! They must be light and flaky with a dusting of powdered sugar to be perfect! Oooh-la-la!

  9. Beth T. says

    Chocolate eclairs are my favorites. I know macarons are all the rage, but I’m an eclair girl from way back.

  10. says

    My French cuisine is so limited I don’t know how to answer this question! But if I had this cookbook, I could certainly find out 🙂

  11. Molly says

    It’s all about the macarons. Although one of those pictures of a self-saucing pudding (that’s what it looks like anyway), looks awesome.

  12. Cathy M T says

    The photos of the desserts you have here are frameable. I could look at them adoringly every day. I very much doubt the French have invented a pastry that I wouldn’t devour with glee. From my own humble hands, I have made chocolate mousse many times. It’s easy and it never disappoints, but I’d love to step out of my comfort zone. This book looks awesome.

  13. Teena says

    Chocolate Éclairs (old school ones, not the ones you get in the bakery now). 30 years ago we used to go past the bakery on the way home from school and buy an éclair for 50 cents and they were sensational!

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